During the March 12th press conference, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem stated that no new positive COVID-19 cases have been announced in South Dakota.
There are 41 pending cases at the state public health lab awaiting results. Test results will be updated at Covid.sd.gov each day at noon.
Of South Dakota’s eight positive cases, ages range from 30 years old to 69 years old, 88% are male. Governor Noem said that all positive cases have a history of travel outside of South Dakota. She also said that the average contacts these individuals had were ten. A total of seven close contacts are symptomatic and being tested, she said.
Governor Noem said none of the positive cases have participated in large community events in South Dakota.
As of March 13, 2020 South Dakota Dept. of Health reports:
Positive* — 9
Negative — 73
Pending — 11
*Includes presumptive positives sent to CDC for final testing Counties reporting cases: Beadle, Charles Mix, Davison, Minnehaha (3), Pennington, Bon Homme, McCook.
The next update will be posted be Monday, March 23, 2020.