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Governor Doug Burgum is asking North Dakotans to mask up, wash their hands and keep physical distance from others as the state’s COVID-19 numbers continue its upward trajectory.

The state health department has confirmed 29 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 596.

 

The patients were:

 

·         Man in his 50s from Benson County.

·         Woman in her 70s from Burleigh County.

·         Woman in her 60s from Burleigh County.

·         Woman in her 90s from Burleigh County.

·         Woman in her 40s from Cass County.

12 deaths, 1,116 new COVID cases in ND

Nov 4, 2020

The state health department has confirmed twelve more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 567.

 

The patients were:

 

·        Man in his 70s from Barnes County.

·        Man in his 70s from Cass County.

·        Man in his 90s from Dickey County.

·        Man in his 90s from Logan County.

·        Man in his 80s from McHenry County.

·        Man in his 90s from Nelson County.

15 more dead; 1,198 new COVID-19 infections

Nov 3, 2020

The state health department has confirmed fifteen more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 555.

 

The patients were:

 

·         Man in his 50s from Benson County.

·         Woman in her 90s from Burleigh County.

·         Woman in her 90s from Burleigh County.

·         Woman in her 90s from Burleigh County.

·         Woman in her 80s from Cass County.

State revenues still ahead of forecast

Nov 3, 2020

The state of North Dakota is still ahead of what it was expecting to collect in taxes – even considering the effects of the pandemic.

"The amount collected through September is $93 million, or 2.8% higher, than the original revenue forecast," State Budget Director Joe Morrissette told the Legislature's Budget Section. "That is certainly positive news, as we are continuing to track slightly ahead of forecast, even through the pandemic."

Morrissette told the Legislature’s Budget Section that would give the state treasury an ending fund balance of $137.2 million.

Wynne: Students doing OK during the pandemic

Nov 3, 2020

The chairman of the North Dakota University System’s Smart Restart task force has been calling students, asking them how they’re doing during this COVID-19 pandemic.

"The pretty consistent message I get is, 'We're doing pretty well, but it really is a challenge," UND Medical School dean Dr. Joshua Wynne told the state Board of Higher Education.

Wynne said the students have said "thank you" to the North Dakota University System for trying to keep the campuses open.

"The say 'we as students really value the face-to-face and person-to-person impact," Wynne said.

Mid America index reaches highest point in 16 years

Nov 3, 2020

The October Mid-America Regional Business Conditions index was at its highest point in 16 years.

The index – published by Creighton University economics professor Dr. Ernie Goss – surveys purchasing managers in a 9 state region, which includes North Dakota. For October, the index was 70.2. That’s up from September’s 65.1. Any index over 50 indicates economic growth.

For North Dakota, the index is 59.0 – up from September’s 55.6.

Goss said the economy is rebounding from the lows earlier this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic grew.

ND COVID-19: 975 new cases, nine more deaths

Nov 2, 2020

The state health department has confirmed nine more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 540.

 

The patients were:

 

·        Woman in her 70s from Burleigh County.

·        Man in his 80s from Dickey County.

·        Man in his 90s from Dickey County.

·        Man in his 50s from Dunn County.

·        Man in his 70s from McLean County.

·        Man in his 90s from Morton County.

The state health department has confirmed seven more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 531.

 

The patients were:

 

·        Man in his 80s from Burleigh County.

·        Man in his 90s from Cass County.

·        Woman in her 90s from Cass County.

·        Man in his 90s from Dickey County.

·        Man in his 90s from Dickey County.

·        Man in his 80s from Steele County.

12 more dead, 1,433 new COVID-19 cases

Oct 31, 2020

The state health department has confirmed twelve more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 524.

 

The patients were:

 

.         Woman in her 80s from Dickey County.  

·         Man in his 90s from Dickey County.  

·         Man in his 80s from Grand Forks County.  

·         Woman in her 100s from LaMoure County.  

·         Woman in her 80s from LaMoure County.  

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