Two more individuals have passed away with COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide coronavirus pandemic death toll to 56.
The patients were both women from Cass County with underlying health conditions. One was in her 90s, the other was in her 70s.
Additionally, 17 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed by the state health department. The cases were from a pool of 1,048 tests, for a daily positive rate of 1.6 percent.
16 of the new cases were from Cass County. Grand Forks County had one new case.