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262 new coronavirus cases, three more deaths as active cases continue to climb


Three more North Dakotans have passed away with COVID-19, bringing the new statewide death toll to 135.

The patents were a woman in her 60s from Walsh County, a man in his 70s from Rolette County and a man in his 80s from Burleigh County. They each had underlying health conditions.

Additionally, the health department has confirmed 262 new cases of the novel coronavirus from 29 counties, bringing the new statewide positive total to 9,736. These results are from a pool of 6,876 tests for a daily positive rate of 3.81 percent.

Grand Forks County lead today’s positive case count, with 77 new individuals testing positive. Burleigh County had 48 new cases, Cass County had 27, Stark County had 22 and Ward County had 19. 12 new cases were found in Morton County. Golden Valley County had seven new cases. Barnes and Williams Counties each had six new cases. McLean County had five new cases. McKenzie County had four. Grant, Rolette and Sioux County each had three new cases. Dunn, Hettinger, McHenry, Mercer and Stutsman Counties each had two new cases. Billings, Bottineau, Dickey, Foster, LaMoure, Nelson, Pembina, Pierce, Ramsey and Ransom Counties each had one new case apiece.

To date, 428,208 tests have been administered for COVID-19. 189,038 unique individuals have been tested.

53 people are currently hospitalized.

There have been 7,968 recoveries. This leaves 1,633 active confirmed cases in the state.

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