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Gov. Noem: South Dakota last state to reach 100 COVID-19 cases

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PIERRE, S.D. (KTIV) -- South Dakota is the last state in the country to reach triple-digits of positive cases of COVID-19.

South Dakota reported seven new cases, bringing the state's total to 108. Among those are six cases in Yankton County, three in Clay and one in Union.

Governor Kristi Noem said the state ranks 45th in the country in the number of cases confirmed. She said part of the reason the state ranks so low is because South Dakota is 15th in the country in terms of testing per million.

What will also help the state is another major shipment of supplies, and 10 to 15 rapid testing platforms will be delivered.

"These are going to be testing supplies and equipment that we are going to be able to utilize to get instant results for individuals across the state of South Dakota. And we will put them in populations where we can focus on stopping hotspots and making sure that we can get people answers on if they are positive with COVID-19, and immediately be able to isolate them and be able to protect more people," said Gov. Noem.

Lawmakers approved several measures recently, including postponing local elections from mid-April until June.


WATCH LIVE: SD Gov. Noem COVID-19 News Conference

WATCH LIVE: SD Gov. Noem COVID-19 News Conference

Posted by KTIV News 4 on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. (KTIV) -- South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is scheduled to give an update on COVID-19 in South Dakota Tuesday at 10 a.m.

KTIV App Users: To watch the news conference on, click here.

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KTIV will also be broadcasting the news conference live on channel 4.1.


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