South Dakota’s COVID-19 positives jump by 7 with 6 new cases in Beadle County

Governor Kristi Noem says there are now 21 positive cases of the COVID-19 virus. There are six new cases in Beadle County and one in Brown County. “Every case we know of in Beadle County and the one outlier in Brown County was tied to travel, or connection to someone who already tested positive” said Noem. ‘Although from the current investigation we’ve done with these individuals, we do believe they have interacted with other people and that Beadle County be on the verge of community spread.”

Noem is strongly urging Beadle County, particularly the city of Huron, to step up its efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. “Don’t go out, stay home,” said the Governor. “Take serious action to limit group size, everybody remember to wash your hands.” Noem also urged people to do “social-distancing”, and if you don’t feel well, call your doctor.

The Governor says testing is continuing and the state will continue to provide updates.