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ND COVID-19 death toll rises to 42

Two additional individuals have passed away with COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 42.

The patients were both men. One was in his 40s, from Grand Forks County. The other was in his 90s, from Cass County. Both had underlying health conditions.

Out of 2,310 people tested yesterday, 52 more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. 43 of the new positive cases were from Cass County. Grand Forks County reports three new cases, Burleigh and Morton Counties each report two new cases, and Rollette and Stutsman Counties each report one new case.

Governor Burgum said at his briefing Thursday, the daily data would also report how many unique individuals were tested from the previous day, as some individuals have been tested more than once. There were 1,404 unique individuals tested yesterday.

So far, 1,761 people have tested positive. There have been 1,071 recoveries. There are currently 648 active cases.

35 people are currently hospitalized. 130 people have been hospitalized overall.

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