With 18 new deaths, COVID-19 death toll surpasses 1,000 | Prairie Public Broadcasting

With 18 new deaths, COVID-19 death toll surpasses 1,000

Dec 5, 2020

The state health department has confirmed eighteen more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,007.

The patients were:

* Man in his 40s from Benson County.
* Woman in her 90s from Cass County.
* Man in his 50s from Cass County.
* Man in his 70s from Eddy County.
* Woman in her 70s from Kidder County.
* Woman in her 80s from LaMoure County.
* Woman in her 60s from McLean County.
* Man in his 90s from Mercer County.
* Man in his 90s from Morton County.
* Man in his 80s from Pembina County.
* Man in his 80s from Ramsey County.
* Woman in her 70s from Sioux County.
* Man in his 50s from Sioux County.
* Woman in her 90s from Stutsman County.
* Man in his 90s from Traill County.
* Woman in her 90s from Ward County.
* Woman in her 80s from Ward County.
* Woman in her 90s from Ward County.

558 new individuals from 46 counties have also tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 82,504.

These results were from a pool of 9,159 tests for a daily positive rate of 6.7 percent.

The cases broken down by county are:

·        Adams County - 1
·        Barnes County - 14
·        Benson County – 5
·        Bottineau County – 4
·        Bowman County - 3
·        Burleigh County - 74
·        Cass County – 113
·        Cavalier County - 3
·        Dickey County – 1
·        Dunn County - 3
·        Eddy County – 1
·        Emmons County - 1
·        Foster County – 4
·        Golden Valley County - 4
·        Grand Forks County – 53
·        Grant County - 1
·        Griggs County - 3
·        Hettinger County - 2
·        Kidder County - 1
·        LaMoure County – 6
·        McHenry County – 4
·        McIntosh County - 2
·        McKenzie County - 5
·        McLean County – 2
·        Mercer County - 4
·        Morton County – 12
·        Mountrail County – 2
·        Nelson County – 6
·        Pembina County – 7
·        Pierce County - 3
·        Ramsey County – 5
·        Ransom County – 2
·        Renville County - 1
·        Richland County - 28
·        Rolette County – 15
·        Sargent County – 5
·        Sheridan County - 1
·        Sioux County - 2
·        Stark County – 36
·        Steele County - 4
·        Stutsman County – 20
·        Traill County - 3
·        Walsh County - 4
·        Ward County – 35
·        Wells County - 2
·        Williams County – 51

1,184,610 total tests have been administered for the novel coronavirus. 356,518 unique individuals have been tested.

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 298 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. There have been 2,868 hospitalizations total. The dashboard lists 13.16 percent of staffed hospital beds available statewide.

Since yesterday 761 individuals have been confirmed as recovered, bringing the recovered total to 76,476. This leaves 5,021 active confirmed cases.