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State confirms another 117 coronavirus cases, 1 death

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The state health department has confirmed one more death related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,503.

 

Deaths are reported to the state health department by facilities or by official death record, and can take up to ten days to be confirmed. 

 

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 117 new individuals from 26 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 108,877.

 

Three ND projects receive EPA "Brownfield" support

May 12, 2021

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has awarded “Brownfields” grants to three North Dakota projects.

"We provide mostly grants and technical assistance to communities, to conduct environmental assessments and environmental cleanups, so the properties can be reused and put into productive use," said EPA Brownfields project manager Ted Lanzano, from Denver.

Burgum: ND 'Carbon Neutral' by 2030

May 12, 2021

Gov. Doug Burgum has a goal: to make North Dakota “carbon neutral” by 2030.

Burgum used the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference to issue that challenge.

In an interview after his speech, Burgum said it would not be done by regulation, but by innovation, and by driving capital investments to the energy and agriculture industries.

113 new COVID-19 cases found

May 12, 2021

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 113 new individuals from 22 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 108,763.

 

These results were from a pool of 4,643 tests for a daily positive rate of 3.29 percent.

 

61 of those positives were PCR tests, and 52 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

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Bismarck is hosting the annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference this week.

But there was some uncertainty going into it.

"We were concerned, coming right off the Legislative session, and allowing the emergency order to expire -- what would the attendance be?" said North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms. But he said the registrations for the Conference exceeded 2400.

"That's a great number," Helms said. "And that's going to grow during the conference."

The state health department has confirmed three more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,502.

 

Deaths are reported to the state health department by facilities or by official death record, and can take up to ten days to be confirmed. 

 

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 128 new individuals from 28 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 108,652.

 

ND Health Dept confirms 45 new COVID-19 cases

May 10, 2021

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 45 new individuals from 15 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 108,526.

 

These results were from a pool of 714 tests for a daily positive rate of 7.48 percent.

 

25 of those positives were PCR tests, and 20 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

Nearly 43 percent of North Dakota residents are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations.

According to the state health department’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 255,700 residents are up to date on their shots. 282,193 North Dakotans have received at least one shot, which amounts to 47.3 percent.

To date, North Dakota has received over 615,000 doses of vaccine and has administered more than 561,000 doses.

The state health department is aiming at a 70 percent vaccination rate to reach herd immunity.

When the Legislature passed the budget bill for the North Dakota Public Service Commission, it did not make the commission’s rail safety program permanent.

Instead, the program was given a new sunset clause.

"I'm upset about that," said PSC Chairman Julie Fedorchak. "I think it's absolutely the wrong policy direction."

Fedorchak first suggested the program in 2014, and it was approved by the Legislature in 2015, as a pilot project. Since that time, the Commission has tried to make it permanent.

ND COVID-19: 42 new cases found

May 9, 2021

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 42 new individuals from 17 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 108,482.

 

These results were from a pool of 1,376 tests for a daily positive rate of 3.86 percent.

 

27 of those positives were PCR tests, and 15 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

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