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The state of North Dakota and the North Dakota Medical Association are encouraging people who have tested positive for COVID-19 – and are at high risk for serious complications – to look at whether new treatment options – such as monoclonal antibodies – are right for them.

"These new antibodies have really allowed us to take the fight to COVID, and hopefully keep people out of the hospital," said NDMA Vice-president Dr. Joshua Ranum. "WE're also hoping to keep people from having severe complications from the disease."

152 new COVID-19 infections, three deaths confirmed

Jan 17, 2021

The state health department has confirmed three more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,384.

 

The patients were:

 

  • Grand Forks County.
  • Man in his 60s from Rolette County.
  • Man in his 90s from Traill 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. 

 

127 new coronavirus cases, eight more dead

Jan 16, 2021

The state health department has confirmed eight more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,381.

 

The patients were:

 

Mask mandate to expire Monday, Jan 18

Jan 15, 2021

Governor Doug Burgum says the state health officer order that mandates the wearing of face coverings in North Dakota will expire as scheduled on Monday, January 18 at 8am.

At a COVID-19 briefing with the state health department, Burgum says the state is currently in a much different position than it was just a couple of months ago. Active cases have dropped by over 80 percent, hospitalizations have dropped 74 percent and the 14-day rolling positivity rate is now the 4th lowest in the nation at 4.7 percent.

Eight more dead with COVID-19; 233 new cases

Jan 15, 2021

The state health department has confirmed eight more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,373.

 

The patients were:

 

·         Woman in her 80s from Golden Valley County.  

·         Woman in her 70s from Grand Forks County.  

·         Woman in her 70s from McHenry County.  

·         Man in his 60s from Ramsey County.  

·         Man in his 70s from Ransom County.  

Eight COVID-19 deaths; 248 new cases detected

Jan 14, 2021

The state health department has confirmed eight more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,365.

 

The patients were: 

 

A Bismarck state senator has introduced a measure to provide some money to families who have out-of-pocket education expenses as a result of schools being locked down and going to distance learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sen. Mike Dwyer’s (R-Bismarck) bill would set aside $12 million from the next round of COVID relief money for those grants.

Dwyer said he got the idea because he has two children who are teachers, and they have children. Dwyer said the school closed, and so did their day care, and the two were expected to work from home.

227 new COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths

Jan 13, 2021

The state health department has confirmed two more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,357.

 

The patients were: 

 

  • Woman in her 50s from Rolette County.
  • Woman in her 60s from Stutsman 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. 

 

Three more confirmed deaths; 248 new COVID-19 cases

Jan 12, 2021

The state health department has confirmed three more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,355.

 

The patients were: 

 

  • Woman in her 80s from Burleigh County.
  • Woman in her 90s from Grand Forks County.
  • Woman in her 70s from Williams County.

 

According to the state health department covid vaccine dashboard, 41,288 doses of vaccine have been administered in the state.

That’s out of 52,525 doses received so far.

Most of the vaccine has been deployed in North Dakota’s most populous counties – over 11,000 doses have been administered in Cass County, nearly 5,400 in Burleigh County and more than 4,000 in Grand Forks County.

More than 32,000 people who have received doses so far have had their first doses. Just under 5,000 residents are covered by both doses.

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