2 new COVID-19 deaths; active cases rise to 1,501 | Prairie Public Broadcasting

2 new COVID-19 deaths; active cases rise to 1,501

Aug 21, 2020

Two more people have passed away with COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide death toll to 132.

The patients were a woman in her 70s from Burke County and a woman in her 50s from Benson County. They each had underlying health conditions.

Additionally, 232 new individuals from 29 counties have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the new statewide positive total to 9,474. These results are from a pool of 7,033 tests for a daily positive rate of 3.3 percent.

Burleigh County has again reported the most new cases with 73. 45 new cases were found in Grand Forks County. Cass and Ward Counties each had 20 new cases, and Morton County had 18 new cases. Stark County had eight new cases. Benson and Walsh Counties both had five new cases. Four new cases were found in Rolette County. Barnes, McLean, Mountrail, Ramsey and Williams Counties each had three new cases. McKenzie, Ransom, Richland and Traill Counties each had two new cases. Bowman, Dunn, Foster, Grant, LaMoure, McIntosh, Mercer, Pierce, Stutsman and Wells Counties each reported one new case apiece.

To date, 421,501 total tests have been administered for COVID-19. 187,012 unique individuals have been tested.

There are 54 people currently hospitalized.

There have been 7,841 recoveries. This leaves 1,501 active confirmed cases in the state – an all-time high since the pandemic began.