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ND Health Department confirms 274 new COVID-19 cases

Aug 20, 2020

274 new individuals from 24 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 9,242. These results are from a pool of 7,738 tests for a daily positive rate of 3.54 percent.

State health department

For the second time during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s top health official is stepping down.

Gov. Doug Burgum said interim state health officer Dr. Andrew Stahl will be leaving at the end of the month. Stahl will be joining the staff at Sanford Health in Bismarck.

Stahl replaced Mylynn Tufte, who left the health officer position June 1.

During his weekly coronavirus briefing, Burgum said Stahl had told him early on that he wanted to return to private practice. He praised the work Stahl had done.

2 new COVID-19 deaths, 188 new cases found

Aug 19, 2020

Two more individuals have passed away with COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide death toll to 130.

The patients were a woman in her 70s from McLean County and a woman in her 90s from Grand Forks County. They both had underlying health conditions.

Additionally, 188 new individuals from 27 counties have also tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the new statewide positive total to 8,968. These results were from a pool of 4,862 tests for a daily positive rate of 3.87 percent.

'Economic Resilience Grants' proving popular

Aug 19, 2020

The state’s Department of Commerce says the demand for “Economic Resilience Grants” has been very strong.

Those grants are to help businesses provide a safe environment, and to help restore consumer confidence.

The department has $66 million from the CARES Act for that program.

Businesses can receive up to $50,000 – for a single location. And if the business has multiple locations, they can receive up to $100,000.

136 new cases of COVID-19 in ND today

Aug 18, 2020

Two more individuals have passed away with COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide death toll to 128.

The patients were a man in his 100s from Grand Forks County and a woman in her 80s from Burleigh County. They both had underlying health conditions.

Additionally, 136 new individuals from 19 counties have also tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the new statewide positive total to 8,782. These results are from a pool of 1,876 tests for a daily positive rate of 7.2 percent.

ND COVID-19; 1 new death, 60 new cases

Aug 17, 2020

A woman in her 60s with underlying health conditions has passed away with COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 126. She was from Burleigh County.

Additionally, 60 new individuals from 15 counties have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the new statewide positive total to 8,647. These results were from a pool of 2,703 tests for a daily positive rate of 2.2 percent.

(updated 1:46 pm)

Several Legislative interim committee meetings have been canceled this week, because a staffer at the Legislative Council has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Legislative Council director John Bjornson said the person who tested positive has limited contact with other staff or Legislators, but he said, “Out of an abundance of caution, the chairmen of the committees decided to cancel the meetings.”

Four more individuals have passed away with COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide death toll to 125.

The patients were a woman in her 70s with no underlying health conditions, and a man in his 80s with underlying health conditions both from Burleigh County; a man in his 40s with underlying health conditions from Sioux County and a man in his 60s with underlying health conditions from Stark County.

123 new cases of novel coronavirus in ND

Aug 15, 2020

123 new individuals from 22 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 8,444.

These results are from a pool of 6,478 tests for a daily positive rate of 2 percent.

The health department will update results from serial testing on Monday.

123 new cases of novel coronavirus in ND

Aug 15, 2020

123 new individuals from 22 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 8,444.

These results are from a pool of 6,478 tests for a daily positive rate of 2 percent.

The health department will update results from serial testing on Monday.

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