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201 new COVID-19 cases found

Apr 8, 2021

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 201 new individuals from 27 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 104,364.

 

These results were from a pool of 8,183 tests for a daily positive rate of 3.42 percent.

 

106 of those positives were PCR tests, and 95 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

The North Dakota Senate has passed an amended bill, that prohibits any state government official from issuing a mask mandate.

The original HB 1323l would have also prohibited local governments and businesses from issuing mask mandates.

The amendment’s author – Sen. Jessica Bell (R-Beulah) – said it was a compromise between freedom and safety.

"We are looking for a balance between holding our freedoms that are important to all of us, as well as insuring that people feel safe," Bell told the Senate.

196 new COVID cases confirmed

Apr 7, 2021

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 196 new individuals from 23 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 104,167.

 

These results were from a pool of 5,374 tests for a daily positive rate of 5.1 percent.

 

75 of those positives were PCR tests, and 121 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

House rejects annual 'short session' bill

Apr 7, 2021

The House has killed a bill that would have allowed the Legislature to meet in a short session in the even numbered years.

As the Senate amended SB 2218, it would try a one-time short session to see if it would work.

Bills would have to be approved by a select committee, before they could be taken up in a short session.

Supporters say it was partially born out of frustration with the Legislature not having much of a say in how federal CARES Act money was spent. That decision was in the hands of the state’s Emergency Commission and the Legislature’s Budget Section.

261 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths confirmed

Apr 6, 2021

The state health department has confirmed two more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,468.

 

The patients were a woman in her 70s from Cass County, and a man in his 40s from Grand Forks 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. 

 

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 76 new individuals from 13 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 103,714.

 

These results were from a pool of 1,055 tests for a daily positive rate of 9.15 percent.

 

60 of those positives were PCR tests, and 16 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

ND's vaccine administration continues against COVID-19

Apr 5, 2021

North Dakota’s vaccination rate against COVID-19 continues to climb.

The state has been vaccinating the general public in addition to prior priority groups for the past week. Of just over 409,000 official doses of vaccine delivered to the state, more than 431,000 doses have been administered. Some vials of vaccine contain more “official” doses than is listed.

According to the state health department’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 42,000 additional doses have been administered over the past seven days.

58 new coronavirus cases found

Apr 4, 2021

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 58 new individuals from 11 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 103,638.

 

These results were from a pool of 1,354 tests for a daily positive rate of 5.37 percent.

 

37 of those positives were PCR tests, and 21 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

State confirms 120 new coronavirus cases

Apr 3, 2021

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 120 new individuals from 21 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 103,577.

 

These results were from a pool of 2,175 tests for a daily positive rate of 6.97 percent.

 

82 of those positives were PCR tests, and 38 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

ND Health Dept confirms 165 new COVID-19 cases

Apr 2, 2021

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 165 new individuals from 20 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 103,460.

 

These results were from a pool of 5,925 tests for a daily positive rate of 3.72 percent.

 

74 of those positives were PCR tests, and 91 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

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