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24 COVID-19 deaths as death toll surpasses 300; 495 new cases

Oct 7, 2020

In the single deadliest day since the pandemic began, the health department is confirming 24 more North Dakotans have passed away with the novel coronavirus. The statewide death toll is now 304.

 

The patients were:

 

  • Man in his 80s from Barnes County with underlying health conditions.
  • Man in his 80s from Bottineau County with underlying health conditions.
  • Woman in her 90s from Bottineau County with underlying health conditions.
  • Woman in her 90s from Bottineau County with underlying health conditions.
  • Woman in her 60s from Bottineau County with underlying health conditions.
  • Woman in her 40s from Burleigh County with underlying health conditions.
  • Man in his 50s from Burleigh County with underlying health conditions.
  • Woman in her 90s from Emmons County with underlying health conditions.
  • Man in his 80s from Emmons County with underlying health conditions.
  • Man in his 60s from Emmons County with underlying health conditions.
  • Man in his 70s from Grand Forks County with underlying health conditions.
  • Woman in her 70s from McHenry County with underlying health conditions.
  • Woman in her 70s from McHenry County with underlying health conditions.
  • Man in his 90s from McHenry County with underlying health conditions.
  • Man in his 70s from Morton County with underlying health conditions.
  • Man in his 60s from Morton County with underlying health conditions.
  • Woman in her 90s from Morton County with underlying health conditions.
  • Man in his 70s from Morton County with underlying health conditions.
  • Woman in her 90s from Morton County with underlying health conditions.
  • Man in his 80s from Rolette County with underlying health conditions.
  • Woman in her 90s from Sheridan County with underlying health conditions.
  • Woman in her 70s from Ward County with underlying health conditions.
  • Man in her 70s from Ward County with underlying health conditions.
  • Man in his 80s from Williams County with underlying health conditions.

The health department can lag anywhere from one to three days in gathering data about deaths related to COVID-19. Six deaths reported today were from four to seven days ago, six occurred October 4th, four occured October 5th and eight occurred October 6th.

 

Additionally, 495 new individuals from 44 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 24,857.

 

These results were from a pool of 6,561 tests for a daily positive rate of 7.91 percent.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

  • Barnes County - 1
  • Billings County - 1
  • Bottineau County – 4
  • Bowman County - 2
  • Burke County - 1
  • Burleigh County - 80
  • Cass County – 134
  • Dickey County – 3
  • Divide County - 7
  • Dunn County – 10
  • Eddy County – 2
  • Foster County - 2
  • Grand Forks County – 17
  • Grant County – 3
  • Hettinger County – 2
  • LaMoure County – 17
  • Logan County - 1
  • McHenry County - 3
  • McIntosh County - 9
  • McKenzie County - 8
  • McLean County - 4
  • Mercer County - 3
  • Morton County – 33
  • Mountrail County – 9
  • Nelson County – 3
  • Oliver County – 1
  • Pembina County - 10
  • Ramsey County – 1
  • Ransom County – 2
  • Renville Count - 3
  • Richland County - 3
  • Rolette County – 3
  • Sargent County – 5
  • Sheridan County - 3
  • Sioux County - 3
  • Stark County – 16
  • Steele County - 1
  • Stutsman County – 6
  • Towner County - 1
  • Traill County – 3
  • Walsh County - 10
  • Ward County – 32
  • Wells County - 3
  • Williams County – 30

 

679,564 total tests have been administered for the novel coronavirus. 251,673 unique individuals have been tested. 

 

116 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. There have been 995 hospitalizations total.

 

There have been 20,847 recoveries. This leaves 3,706 active confirmed cases.