Officials expect COVID cases to rise following drive-through testing

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – State health officials expect positive Covid-19 cases to rise again following several rounds of drive through testing.

South Dakota Health Department Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon says people seem to be following public health guidelines.

Malsam-Rysdon says they know people are tired of the pandemic restrictions.

Malsam-Rysdon says they are concerned about positive numbers surging during the holidays.

The state has recorded just under 75,000 positive cases since tracking began in the spring.