Five more deaths confirmed; 279 new coronavirus cases statewide | Prairie Public Broadcasting

Five more deaths confirmed; 279 new coronavirus cases statewide

Dec 23, 2020

The state health department has confirmed five more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,243.

 

The patients were: 

 

  • Woman in her 50s from Barnes County.
  • Man in his 80s from Burleigh County.
  • Man in his 80s from Cass County.
  • Man in his 70s from McLean County.
  • Woman in her 80s from Ward County. 

 

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. 

 

279 new individuals from 36 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 90,723.

 

These results were from a pool of 3,713 tests for a daily positive rate of 5.63 percent.

 

186 of those tests were PCR tests, and 93 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are: 

 

·         Barnes County – 5

·         Benson County – 10

·         Bottineau County – 4

·         Bowman County - 1

·         Burke County - 1

·         Burleigh County - 24

·         Cass County – 52

·         Cavalier County – 1

·         Dickey County - 4

·         Eddy County – 1

·         Emmons County - 2

·         Foster County – 4

·         Grand Forks County – 17

·         Griggs County – 2

·         LaMoure County – 1

·         McHenry County – 1

·         McKenzie County - 5

·         Mercer County - 4

·         Morton County – 10

·         Mountrail County - 1

·         Nelson County – 1

·         Oliver County - 2

·         Pembina County – 2

·         Pierce County – 2

·         Ramsey County – 6

·         Richland County - 10

·         Rolette County – 9

·         Sioux County - 5

·         Stark County – 13

·         Stutsman County – 31

·         Towner County - 1

·         Traill County – 2

·         Walsh County - 5

·         Ward County – 17

·         Wells County – 1

·         Williams County - 22

 

1,277,443 total tests have been administered for the novel coronavirus.

 

118 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.

 

Since yesterday 315 individuals have been confirmed as recovered, bringing the recovered total to 87,091. This leaves 2,389 active confirmed cases.