The state health department is confirming two additional COVID-19 deaths in North Dakota, raising the statewide death toll to 40.
The patients were both women in their 90s from Cass County with underlying health conditions.
Out of 1,113 individuals tested for the novel coronavirus yesterday, 76 tested positive. The positive percentage rate has risen above 6% for the second day in a row--today’s rate is 6.8%. 1,647 people have tested positive overall.
69 of the cases were from Cass County. Four were from Grand Forks County. Burleigh, Morton and Ward Counties each report one new case.
37 people are currently hospitalized. 127 people have been hospitalized overall.
There have been 969 recoveries.