South Dakota COVID-19 cases now stand at eight (Audio)

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say three more people have tested positive for COVID-19, giving the state eight so far.

Gov. Kristi Noem announced earlier this week that one of the first five people diagnosed with the disease had died. He was a man in his 60’s with underlying health problems.

The new cases announced Wednesday were all men in the 40s to 60s. Two were from Minnehaha County and the third was in Bon Homme County…

The annual St. Patrick’s Day parade planned Saturday for downtown Sioux Falls has been canceled due to concerns over the new coronavirus.

Pierre Mayor Steve Harding says the virus has not impacted the operations of city government in South Dakota’s capital city yet….

Avera Health Medical Director David Erickson says most cases of COVID-19 can be treated at home….