705 new COVID-19 infections; five additional deaths | Prairie Public Broadcasting

705 new COVID-19 infections; five additional deaths

Oct 15, 2020

The state health department has confirmed five more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 370.

 

The patients were:

 

  • Woman in her 70s from Bottineau County with underlying health conditions.
  • Woman in her 80s from Cavalier County with underlying health conditions.
  • Man in his 70s from Mercer County with underlying health conditions.
  • Woman in her 70s from Morton County with underlying health conditions. 
  • Man in his 90s from Ward County with underlying health conditions.  

 

Additionally, 705 new individuals from 48 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 29,653.

 

These results were from a pool of 7,121 tests for a daily positive rate of 10.45 percent.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

  • Adams County – 5
  • Benson County – 7
  • Billings County - 3
  • Bottineau County – 8
  • Bowman County – 11
  • Burke County - 1
  • Burleigh County - 134
  • Cass County – 93
  • Cavalier County - 1
  • Dickey County – 18
  • Divide County - 2
  • Dunn County – 10
  • Eddy County – 6
  • Emmons County - 3
  • Foster County – 10
  • Golden Valley County - 7
  • Grand Forks County – 40
  • Grant County - 1
  • Hettinger County – 5
  • Kidder County – 3
  • LaMoure County – 17
  • Logan County – 1
  • McHenry County - 3
  • McIntosh County - 9
  • McKenzie County – 9
  • McLean County - 15
  • Mercer County - 31
  • Morton County – 67
  • Mountrail County – 3
  • Nelson County - 2
  • Oliver County – 4
  • Pembina County - 5
  • Pierce County - 3
  • Ramsey County – 3
  • Ransom County – 10
  • Renville County - 1
  • Richland County – 12
  • Rolette County - 3
  • Sargent County – 1
  • Sheridan County - 5
  • Sioux County - 7
  • Stark County – 17
  • Stutsman County – 15
  • Towner County - 9
  • Traill County - 2
  • Walsh County - 4
  • Ward County – 54
  • Williams County – 25

 

738,020 total tests have been administered for the novel coronavirus. 264,761 unique individuals have been tested. 

 

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 138 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 207 individuals are hospitalized with the virus. There have been 1,192 hospitalizations total.

 

There have been 24,336 recoveries. This leaves 4,947 active confirmed cases.