Positive COVID-19 cases in South Dakota increases to nine

Published: Mar. 13, 2020 at 11:16 AM CDT
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South Dakota’s positive COVID-19 cases increase to nine.

Governor Noem also announced on Friday that 46 new tests have come back negative, increasing the total number to 73.

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A 30 – 39-year-old male from McCook County is the ninth person to test positive for COVID-19. Kim Malsam-Rysdon with the South Dakota Department of Health says the man did have a history of travel. Malsam-Rysdon says South Dakota does not have any community spread cases.

The South Dakota Department of Health’s

has been updated to break down more information involving COVID-19 in the state.

According to the website, one woman and eight men have tested positive. Three people are 40 to 49 years, while two are 30 to 39, two are 50 to 50, and the remaining two are 60 to 69 years of age.

Beadle, Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Davison, McCook, and Pennington counties have all confirmed one case while Minnehaha County has confirmed three.