March 26, 2020
PIERRE, S.D.–South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem announced today (Thursday) that 46 people have tested positive in South Dakota for the COVID-19 virus.
That’s up five from Wednesday. The new cases are in the counties of Minnehaha (three), Beadle (one) and Lincoln (one).
Negative test results now total 1,973–that’s more than double Wednesday’s 819.
Noem says the pandemic’s impact on South Dakota’s economy has been, “dramatic,” and she was to discuss that in a conference call with South Dakota legislators Thursday night.
The 2020 legislative session holds its final day Monday. It will be held remotely, with most lawmakers staying in their hometowns rather than traveling to Pierre.
Hear the governor’s Thursday press briefing by clicking below. Joining her was South Dakota Health Department Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon.