Noem: South Dakota “getting aggressive” in the fight against COVID-19 (Audio)

April 13, 2020
Mike Tanner

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem announced today that the state is “getting aggressive” in the fight against COVID-19.

During a morning news briefing in Sioux Falls, Noem announced that South Dakota will take part in a clinical trial of the drug hydroxychloroquine.

The governor made her remarks at Sanford Health, where Dr. Allison Suttle is the chief medical officer…..

Suttle says there will be two components to the clinical trial….

As for the second component of the clinical trial…

South Dakota now reports 868 cases of the COVID-19 virus.

There have been 138 new cases reported in the past 24 hours—127 of them in Minnehaha County.

The Sioux Falls area and Minnehaha County now account for 75 percent of all cases in the state. Six South Dakotans have died from the virus.