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State confirms 341 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths

Jan 6, 2021

The state health department has confirmed five more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,334.

 

The patients were: 

 

  • Man in his 90s from Benson County.
  • Woman in her 100s from Burleigh County.
  • Woman in her 60s from Cass County.
  • Woman in her 60s from Cass County.
  • Woman in her 80s from Morton County.

 

262 new COVID-19 cases; 17 more deaths confirmed

Jan 5, 2021

The state health department has confirmed seventeen more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,329.

 

The patients were: 

 

Burgum to lower COVID risk level, effective Friday

Jan 5, 2021

Gov. Doug Burgum will lower the statewide COVID-19 risk level Friday.

North Dakota will move from high risk to moderate risk.

That means bars, restaurants and other food service establishments will be able to operate at 65 percent of capacity, not to exceed 200. They must still provide 6 feet of social distancing, and masks will be required. Dance floors will also remain closed.

Banquet, ballroom and event venues will be able to be at 50 percent capacity.

The mask mandate will stay in place until January 18th.

199 new cases of COVID-19; two more deaths

Jan 4, 2021

The state health department has confirmed two more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,312.

 

The patients were: 

 

  • Woman in her 70s from Burleigh County.
  • Man in his 80s from Nelson 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. 

 

161 new COVID-19 infections

Jan 3, 2021

161 new individuals from 26 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 923,041.

 

These results were from a pool of 1,611 tests for a daily positive rate of 10.54 percent.

 

119 of those positives were PCR tests, and 42 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are: 

 

·         Barnes County – 1

·         Burleigh County - 20

18 deaths confirmed; 127 new COVID-19 cases

Jan 2, 2021

The state health department has confirmed eighteen more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,310.

 

The patients were: 

 

303 new COVID-19 cases, ten more deaths confirmed

Dec 31, 2020

The state health department has confirmed ten more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,292.

 

The patients were: 

 

ND COVID-19: six deaths, 375 new cases

Dec 30, 2020

The state health department has confirmed six more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,282.

 

The patients were: 

 

ND Unemployment Trust Fund healthy entering 2021

Dec 30, 2020

The number of unemployment claims in North Dakota has dropped dramatically since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Job Service North Dakota Deputy Director Darren Brostrom said at one point, around 100,000 individual claims were filed for state unemployment support. And Brostrom said the two federal programs created because of the pandemic – the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program and the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Assistance Program – had another 80,000 claims.

294 new COVID-19 infections, six additional deaths

Dec 29, 2020

The state health department has confirmed six more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,276.

 

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