Governor Kristi Noem says the state just received supplies to start testing for COVID-19 again.
Since test results were on hold, the state health department can not say if there were any new positive or negative cases in South Dakota. Governor Noem did say she expects the number of positive cases to rise.
The latest report from the state health department has 385 pending cases. The new supplies for testing will be used to test high risk cases first.
Noem did not say how many tests the state will be able to do, but added she expects another shipment to arrive soon.
She said South Dakota has been successful in containing the spread.
Noem says she doesn’t know how long South Dakota will have to monitor this, but will continue to do it until need be.
Governor Noem did not livestream Thursday’s briefing or provide an opportunity for media to call in for questions.