PIERRE, S.D. — Patrons who visited Scarlett O'hara’s Gentlemen’s Club in Sioux Falls, S.D., between 6 p.m. July 31 and 2 a.m. Aug. 1 may have been exposed to a worker who tested positive for COVID-19.

The South Dakota Department of Health announced Thursday, Aug. 13, the possible exposure at the exotic dancing club.

An Aug. 6 post on the club’s Facebook Page addressed the announcement, stating, “Regarding our previous post about Covid-19: there hasn't been anyone who tested positive working since Sunday, August 2nd. If you were here last Wednesday, July 29th,Thursday, July 30th, Friday, July 31st or Sunday August 2nd, you should watch for symptoms for the next 14 days . A screening tool is available at covid.sd.gov with information on how to contact your health care provider. We will be closed today to continue deep cleaning and sanitizing and will be open again Friday, August 7th.”

Forum News Service called the business, but was unable to reach someone immediately for comment. The club's Amateur Night on Aug. 22 is still a go.

South Dakota’s COVID-19 death toll increased by one to 148 according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

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A man in his 50s died, with his death included in the Thursday, Aug. 13, state case data.

Eighty-two new cases were added to the state's total COVID-19 positive case count, bringing the total to 9,897.

Active cases in South Dakota decreased to 1,058, and the current hospitalizations decreased to 56.

There were 1,142 new test results reported on Thursday.

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