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Governor reports no new positive COVID-19 cases Friday

The state was able to process 29 Coronavirus tests on Friday and Governor Kristi Noem said that all 29 of them tested negative.  In a live video on Facebook, Noem said that the state continues to test the highest priority cases. She said there are still 270 tests pending and the state is expecting to release more results later today.  Currently there are 14 positive cases reported in the state. Governor Noem expressed frustration this week with the testing supply shortage in a call with President Donald Trump. NBC News posted video of the call on Thursday. South Dakota is sending some of its lower-priority tests to commercial labs out of state. Those take four to five days to process. 

Meanwhile, locally, the Madison Community Center has announced that after it closes Saturday night, it will remain closed until further notice because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Also, the Madison Central School District said that Madison High School’s Prom that was scheduled for April 18th at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison has been cancelled. 

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