Seven more positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the state, bringing the total number of positive cases now to 28.  Governor Kristi Noem in a news conference today (Monday) said that everyone in the state needs to use common sense and be diligent going forward.

The governor said that the number of positive COVID-19 cases will continue to rise, and residents need to keep taking care of themselves and their families.

The seven new positive COVID-19 cases reported today (Monday) are in Beadle, Codington, Davison, Hughes, Lyman and McCook counties.  The two additional positive cases in Beadle County today put that county’s total at 12, and Governor Noem said they do believe there is community spread happening there.  

The governor also said today that currently three of those who have tested positive in the state are hospitalized.  

Governor Noem said that she is also working on an executive order that she expects to release later today (Monday).

More information on the numbers and information from the state Department of Health can be found on its website.  We have a link to that also on under the Coronavirus page.