Health officials issue exposure notice for Zoo, Lager’s

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (By ) – Brown County added 21 new cases Saturday and the Department of Health is alerting residents of a possible exposure contact on May 9 at Lagers and the Zoo.

According to a news release from the South Dakota Department of Health Saturday a patron who visited both establishments on the evening of May 9 has tested positive. This patron was at Lager’s Inn from 7:30 to 10:45 p.m. and then Zoo Bar from 10:50 p.m. to 2 a.m. According to the news release, the patron was able to transmit the virus at this time.

Customers who visited these locations during these times should monitor symptoms for 14 days, according to the release. A CDC screening tool is available at and provides recommendations on when to call a medical provider.

South Dakota reported 72 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 3,959, with 1,242 active cases.

Of the new cases, 21 were in Brown County, bringing the county total to 194. Of those cases 107 are active cases; 87 have recovered and nine have received hospital care. Minnehaha County aded 18 new cases and Lincoln County added three.

No new deaths were reported Saturday, while the number of hospitalized patients dropped from 80 to 75 and total recoveries held firm at 2,673. A total of 304 cases have required hospitalization.

Of the 3,959 total cases that have been confirmed statewide, 3,119 have come from Minnehaha County, with 201 in Lincoln County and 194 in Brown County. Individuals between the ages of 30-39 account for 923 of the confirmed cases; 726 have been 40-49; 714 have been 20-29 and 669 have been aged 50-59, while 24 of the 44 deaths have been in patients aged 80 and over.

Seven deaths have been between 60-69, six between 50-59 and five between 70-79. One person aged 30-39 and one person 40-49 has died.

American News Reporter Elisa Sand contributed to this report.