Noem calls threat of coronavirus ‘very low’ in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Kristi Noem says the state has created an internal task force to prepare South Dakota for the possibility of a new coronavirus outbreak.

The governor called the threat of an outbreak in the state “very low.”

Here’s what she told reporters during a conference call on Thursday.

But she is making sure that physicians can test for the virus and provide care if people are infected.

State agencies across the United States are preparing for an outbreak of the virus, even while President Donald Trump has tried to minimize fears of an outbreak.

Noem says her conversations with federal officials in Washington have gone well.