COVID-19 Cases in South Dakota Surpass 2,000
State health officials confirmed 84 new COVID-19 cases in South Dakota Friday surpassing the 2,000 mark, along with the state's 10th COVID-19 related death.
The state has had a total of 2,040 COVID-19 cases, 1,190 of which have recovered. The state currently has 850 active cases. There was an additional death reported on Friday, bringing the state total to 10.
Sioux Falls remains the state's hot spot, with 1,707 confirmed cases in Minnehaha County.
Governor Kristi Noem announced Friday that she’s extending an executive order for certain people living in Minnehaha and Lincoln counties. It applies to people older than 65, and those with underlying medical conditions. She’s asking those people to stay home for two more weeks.
Noem said, “What they're doing is working and it's protecting them and their health into the future."
The Governor encourages the elderly to reach out to their community members and family members to run their critical errands and do grocery shopping.