State flattens curve on coronavirus

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – At one point, state health officials predicted up to 130,000 people in the state could be infected with the coronavirus by early July. The current numbers don’t support that trend.

South Dakota Health Department Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon says the critical issue has been medical facilities.

Malsam-Rysdon says new research gives them more information on how the virus spreads.

Malsam-Rysdon says they will continue the aggressive testing and contract tracing.

The state has now seen just over 5,000 total positive cases with just over 1,000 active cases.