PIERRE, S.D. (KCAU) – Governor Kristi Noem announced South Dakota will receive 10-15 rapid test platforms for COVID-19 during a press conference Tuesday.
The Abbot ID NOW testing platforms are able to provide results on COVID-19 tests in minutes.
Noem said the rapid tests will be put in areas of South Dakota where hotspots can be focused on and stopped. Those who test positive will be able to be immediately informed and isolated to protect more people.
The governor said tribal populations and underserved areas will be prioritized.
South Dakota also received a shipment of medical supplies from the National Strategic Stockpile Monday morning. More shipments are expected in the future, Noem said.
Noem said South Dakota was the last state in the nation to reach the 100 threshold for positive cases of COVID-19, and 45th in the nation for positive cases.
South Dakota is currently 15th in the nation regarding testing per million residents, Noem said.
Watch a replay of the livestream below.
As of this writing, 101 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in South Dakota. Of that number, 34 people have recovered from the virus and one has died, according the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH)).
The South Dakota DOH reports that 3,478 tests have been given in the state and there are no tests pending results at the South Dakota Public Health Lab.
All South Dakota counties with at least one positive case of COVID-19 are listed below.