South Dakota marks one year since start of COVID-19 pandemic (Audio)

March 10, 2021
Mike Tanner

PIERRE, S.D.–One year ago today, on March 10, 2020, Governor Kristi Noem’s office announced the first four cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota, and the state’s first death from coronavirus; a man in his 60’s with underlying health conditions.

Today, South Dakota’s death toll from the virus stands at 1,901.

Active cases in the state are at 2,097, and 71 people are hospitalized with the virus.

KWAT News recently asked Governor Kristi Noem for her assessment on where South Dakota is at in stomping out the virus….

Thirty percent of South Dakota have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine according to the State Health Department.