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ND COVID-19: death toll now 60; 34 new cases

The statewide death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic in North Dakota is now 60 after one more individual has passed away with the novel coronavirus.

The patient was a man in his 60s from Cass County. He had underlying health conditions.

The state health department has confirmed an additional 34 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, for a statewide positive total of 2,552.

24 of the new cases were from Cass County. Grand Forks County and Renvill County each had two new cases. Burleigh, McKenzie, Richland, Stustman, Traill and Williams Counties each had one new case.

Today's positive cases were from a pool of 3,041 tests for a positive rate of 1.1 percent.

There have been 92,632 tests total tests completed. 70,981 of those tests were on unique individuals.

There are corrently 34 people hosptitalized with COVID-19, while 165 people have been hospitalized overall.

There have been 1,943 recoveries. This leaves 551 active confirmed cases in North Dakota.

*note: an earlier version of this story included information that has since been updated by the state health department; initially the total number of daily tests reported was 2,894 for a positive rate of 1.2 percent.

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