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ND Health Department: 6 deaths, 57 new COVID-19 cases

Six people have died from complications associated with COVID-19, according to the state health department, while 57 additional individuals have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The statewide death toll now stands at 31.

This is the single deadliest day recorded in North Dakota since the pandemic began.

Five of the six deaths were cases in Cass County, with the sixth from Grand Forks County. The deaths include a woman in her 90s, two men in their 90s, a woman in her 100s and a man in his 50s all from Cass County with underlying health conditions. The woman in her 90s who passed away from Grand Forks County also had underlying health conditions.

Of the 57 new cases, 43 were from Cass County and 10 were from Burleigh County. Grand Forks, Mountrail, Ransom and Sargent each reported one new case.

A total of 1,323 people have tested positive.

2,211 tests were administered yesterday. 38,632 have been done overall.

There have been a total of 97 hospitalizations for COVID-19, with 32 people currently hospitalized.

582 people have recovered. There are 710 active confirmed cases.

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