Testing to resume; still no report of community spread

PIERRE, S.D. (KBHB) – Another day of no changes in coronavirus numbers in South Dakota. That’s due to a delay in testing because of a lack of necessary supplies. The COVID-19 count remains at 11.

Noem says they will resume testing today.

Due to the temporary delay in testing, the number of pending cases continued to rise Wednesday. In the latest report from the State Department of Health, the number is 385.

Five hundred fifty tests have come back negative.

Nome visited today with those at the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 virus – the staff heading up the State’s Emergency Operations Center.

She says they have been instrumental in helping to keep this virus from spreading at a rapid pace.

And, Noem says the work is not done. This could go on well into the late latter half of spring and even into summer. However, she is confident the state is in great hands right now when it comes to fighting the virus.

Noem says there is still no reported community spread of COVID-19, and that has allowed the state to strengthen its response.