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South Dakota state house confirms two new COVID cases

The state legislature now has a total of six COVID cases in its ranks.
South Dakota State Legislature at the Capitol building in Pierre, S.D.
South Dakota State Legislature at the Capitol building in Pierre, S.D.(KOTA)
Published: Feb. 11, 2021 at 7:40 PM CST
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PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota state house is continuing to deal with its COVID-19 outbreak.

On Thursday, a number of legislators received a text saying two of their colleagues had tested positive that day. Those two legislators were State Rep. Taffy Howard (R-Rapid City) and State Rep. Nancy York (R-Watertown) both received positive results. Both were on the state house floor today.

Howard said that she had some minor chest congestion, but otherwise, felt fine.

The news comes after a number of legislators have already tested positive this week. Those legislators are Chris Karr (R-Sioux Falls), Aaron Aylward (R-Harrisburg), Tom Pischke (R-Dell Rapids) and Tamara St. John (R-Sisseston).

So far, no cases have been reported in the state senate.

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