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Man in his 40s dead; 337 new COVID-19 cases, nearly 2,000 active infections

Aug 27, 2020

A man in his 40s with no underlying health conditions has passed away with COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 139. He was from Burleigh County.

Today’s coronavirus report from the North Dakota Department of Health includes the highest single day positive results since the pandemic began – with 337 new individuals from 27 counties testing positive for the disease. The new statewide positive total is 10,800. These results are from a pool of 6,972 tests for a daily positive rate of 4.83 percent.

76 new cases were found in Grand Forks County, 54 were found in Stark County, 44 in Burleigh County and 37 in Cass County. Morton County had 25 new cases, Williams County had 22, and Ward County had 21. Barnes County had 13 new cases, and McLean County had eight. Eddy and Richland Counties each had five new cases, McHenry County had four, and Ramsey County had three new cases. Dickey, Hettinger, McKenzie, Mountrail, Sioux, and Stutsman Counties each had two new cases. Bottineau, Emmons, Foster, Golden Valley, Kidder, Ransom, Rolette, and Walsh Counties each had one new case apiece.

To date 449,865 total tests have been administered for COVID-19. 196,559 unique individuals have been tested.

61 individuals are currently hospitalized.

There have been 8,666 recoveries. This leaves 1,995 active confirmed cases.