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Virus surges; daily positives top 1,000 and active cases pass 6,000; four more dead

Oct 20, 2020

The state health department has confirmed four more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 412.

 

The patients were:

 

  • Woman in her 80s from Cass County with underlying health conditions.
  • Woman in her 80s from Cass County with underlying health conditions.
  • Man in his 70s from Ramsey County with underlying health conditions.
  • Man in his 60s from Stark County with underlying health conditions.

 

In its highest single day report, 1,036 new individuals from 47 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 33,666.

 

These results were from a pool of 5,579 tests for a daily positive rate of 19.68 percent.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

  • Barnes County - 6
  • Benson County – 3
  • Bottineau County – 5
  • Bowman County – 2
  • Burke County - 4
  • Burleigh County - 219
  • Cass County – 161
  • Dickey County – 10
  • Divide County – 4
  • Dunn County - 4
  • Eddy County – 3
  • Emmons County - 3
  • Foster County – 11
  • Golden Valley County - 4
  • Grand Forks County – 192
  • Griggs County - 4
  • Hettinger County - 5
  • Kidder County – 4
  • Logan County – 1
  • McHenry County – 5
  • McIntosh County - 5
  • McKenzie County – 9
  • McLean County - 28
  • Mercer County - 7
  • Morton County – 58
  • Mountrail County – 11
  • Nelson County - 1
  • Oliver County – 1
  • Pembina County - 9
  • Pierce County - 5
  • Ramsey County – 8
  • Ransom County – 6
  • Renville County - 2
  • Richland County – 19
  • Rolette County – 9
  • Sargent County - 3
  • Sheridan County – 1
  • Sioux County - 4
  • Stark County – 23
  • Steele County - 2
  • Stutsman County – 35
  • Towner County - 8
  • Traill County - 9
  • Walsh County - 11
  • Ward County – 81
  • Wells County - 3
  • Williams County – 28

 

776,039 total tests have been administered for the novel coronavirus. 274,572 unique individuals have been tested. 

 

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 145 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 209 individuals are hospitalized with the virus. There have been 1,301 hospitalizations total.

 

There have been 27,222 recoveries. This leaves 6,032 active confirmed cases.