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A woman in her 80s from Cass County has died with COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide death toll to 54.

She had underlying health conditions.

Three counties reported 40 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus. 37 of the new cases were from Cass County. Grand Forks County had two new cases, and Ransom County had one new case. The positive cases were from a pool of 2,043 tests for a daily positive rate of 2 percent.

One more individual has passed away with COVID-19 in North Dakota.

The patient was a man in his 90s from Cass County. He had underlying health conditions. The statewide death toll is now 53.

The lab that processes North Dakota’s COVID-19 tests had a malfunction on two pieces of equipment, which resulted in 82 positive test results being compromised. The state health department is now labeling those test results as inconclusive, and the individuals will be asked to retest out of caution over the next couple of days.

49 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified by the state health department, bringing the statewide positive total to 2,365.

The cases were identified from a pool of 2,408 tests administered yesterday. Today’s positive rate was 2 percent.

There were 46 cases from Cass County. Burleigh, Grand Forks and Ransom Counties all reported one new case.

Since the pandemic began, a total of 80,046 tests have been completed for the novel coronavirus. 64,148 of those tests were done on unique individuals.

Burgum: CARE19 app does not sell your data

May 22, 2020

The CARE19 contact tracing app has come under scrutiny after media reports claimed it shared or sold personal data to third party companies.

ND COVID-19: 1 new death, 90 more cases

May 22, 2020

One more individual has passed away with COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide death toll to 52.

The patient was a man in his 80s from Cass County. He had underlying health conditions.

Nine counties are reporting new cases of the novel coronavirus today. Out of a pool of 2,477 tests, 90 people tested positive. 74 new cases were from Cass County. There were six new cases in Eddy County, three in Williams County and two in Burleigh County. Emmons, Grand Forks, Griggs, Richland and Ward Counties each had one new case.

2 more COVID-19 deaths; record 134 new positives found

May 21, 2020

Two additional North Dakotans have passed away with COVID-19, while 134 new individuals have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The patients who died were both men from Cass County with underlying health conditions. One was in his 70s, the other was in his 90s. The statewide death toll is now 51.

Of the 134 new positives, 93 were from Cass County alone. 24 were from Ward County, 6 were from Burleigh County, and 4 were from Emmons County. Bottineau, Grand Forks, Morton, Pierce, Ramsey and Richland Counties each reported one new case. The new positive total is 2,229.

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant a good number of state employees have been working from home.

"I think a lot of people have learned, including state employees, they can be very productive working from home, if they have  the right environment and the right equipment," Gov. Doug Burgum said at his Wednesday briefing.

Burgum said the Legislature's Budget Section approved the use of special COVID-19 federal money to upgrade some equipment for state employees to work from home. He said once the pandemic passes, this could be the "new normal" for some workers.

4 new COVID-19 deaths; new cases top 102

May 20, 2020

Four additional North Dakotans have passed away with COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 49.

The patients were all men from Cass County with underlying health conditions. Two were in their 60s, one was in his 70s and one was in his 80s.

Visitation, stimulus and unemployment

May 20, 2020

The state Department of Human Services and the North Dakota Long Term Care Association are working on protocols to start allowing people in those facilities to receive visitors.

The onset of the coronavirus meant visitors were not allowed, except for compassionate care.

But the Long Term Care Association says people in those facilities need to see family, and that’s part of keeping them healthy.

ND COVID-19: 1 new death, 63 new cases

May 19, 2020

A man in his 90s from Cass County has passed away with COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 45. He had underlying health conditions. 

 

Out of 1,190 tests for the novel coronavirus taken yesterday, 63 additional people have tested positive. 56 of the new cases were from Cass County. Ransom and Richland Counties each had two new cases, while Bottineau, Burleigh and Ramsey Counties each had one new case.

 

1,994 people have tested positive overall.

 

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