UNDATED – An update from the South Dakota Department of Health has indicated no new cases of COVID-19 in the state over the past 24 hours.
The number of cases in South Dakota remains at 9. Those cases include one each in Beadle, Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Davison and McCook Counties. Minnehaha County has three cases.
The one death in South Dakota was a male from Pennington County who passed away in Davison County. That male had underlying health conditions according to the Department of Health and testing was being conducted to determine if the male died from COVID-19 or something else.
There have been 182 negative tests as of today and 3 tests are still pending.
The lawmaker who fell ill last week during the Legislative session had a negative test for COVID-19 according to Senator Gary Cammack, who spoke with KBHB Saturday morning.
The Department of Health says there is still no indication of a community-wide spread of the virus.
Governor Kristi Noem declared an emergency situation Friday for South Dakota and asked schools to close next week to keep the virus in check.
Schools across the state will use the time to clean and sanitize.
Meade 46-1 Schools hope to have students back in the classroom March 23.