PIERRE, S.D. — There are 42 new cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota as of Monday, July 6, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.
Gov. Kristi Noem is not one of those new cases after having tested negative despite coming into close contact with Kimberly Guilfoyle on Thursday.
Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. and former FOX News personality, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday and subsequently did not attend the fireworks event at Mount Rushmore.
Ian Fury, spokesman for Noem, confirmed the negative tests results Monday, saying in an email, “Given her close proximity to POTUS, Gov. Noem was tested on Friday, and she obviously tested negative.”
Active cases of COVID-19 increased to 945 on Monday, an increase of 42 from Sunday.
Recoveries remained at 6,063, as did current hospitalizations at 59. An additional 258 negative test results were added to the state’s case numbers, totaling 77,198 on Monday. A total of 97 South Dakotans have died from COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.
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