PIERRE, S.D. (KTIV) -- The number of cases in the Rushmore state has gone up to 41 and now includes a case in Lincoln County.
That's an increase of 11 since Tuesday.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says the state will be in this crisis for the long hall. She said it could take weeks, or even months for things to get back to normal but she said together we can work to overcome the virus-- which is our common enemy.
"It is okay to be uncertain at times, but at the same time, we must pore ourselves into our families, into our neighbors, and into our communities. People are afraid and they're worried and some may be losing hope, but my message to you is to hang in there, we will get through this, and we will persevere," said Gov. Noem.
The South Dakota Legislature will meet via teleconference for the final scheduled day of this year's session.
Lawmakers were scheduled to convene on Monday in Pierre to consider action on any vetoes from Gov. Noem but decided to hold the meeting remotely due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
The meeting can also be used to consider emergency actions like budget adjustments or legislative action in light of the global pandemic.
One member of the South Dakota House, Bob Glanzer, a Huron Republican, is in the hospital after being infected with COVID-19.
PIERRE, S.D. (KTIV) -- Governor Kristi Noem is holding a news conference availability today, March 25, to speak to developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota.
The news conference is scheduled for 11:15 a.m.
KTIV App Users: To watch the news conference on KTIV.com, click here
KTIV will also be broadcasting the news conference on channel 4.1.