PIERRE, S.D. — Gov. Kristi Noem has tested negative for COVID-19 for the second time since Friday, according to her spokesman, Ian Fury, who made the announcement on Twitter.

Fury said in the tweet that Noem tested negative for COVID-19 again on Tuesday, July 7.

Noem came into close contact with Kimberly Guilfoyle on Thursday and tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday before meeting with President Donald Trump.

Guilfoyle, the former FOX News personality and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday and subsequently did not attend the fireworks event at Mount Rushmore.

One death from COVID-19 was reported by the South Dakota Department of Health on Tuesday, July 7.

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The death of a Minnehaha County man in the 70 to 79 age range brings the total number of deaths to 98 in the state.

There were 58 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported Tuesday, which brings the total number of positive cases in the state to date to 7,163.

Active cases dropped to 875, a decrease of 70 from Monday. Recoveries increased by 127 from Monday to a total of 6,190.

Current hospitalizations dropped by five from Monday to 64 on Tuesday.

The state reported a total of 78,202 negative cases on Tuesday.

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