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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.

State lab re-testing due to equipment malfunction

May 26, 2020

During his COVID-19 briefing Tuesday, Governor Doug Burgum addressed the testing equipment malfunction at the state lab that resulted in 82 false positive tests.

Burgum says in any complex, highly automated process - equipment malfunctions can be expected. He says the most important thing is that this issue was caught early, and is being corrected quickly.

43 new cases of COVID-19 from four North Dakota counties have been confirmed by the state health department.

There were 38 new cases in Cass County and three new cases in Grand Forks County. Rolette and Walsh Counties each reported one new case.

The total number of positives in North Dakota since the pandemic began is 2,422. Today’s positive rate is 4.4 percent.

The chairman of a task force working on ways to safely allow family members to visit their relatives in long term care facilities is hoping to have a draft proposal ready for Gov. Doug Burgum this week.

Visitation was severly restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

That task force is chaired by Christopher Larson, a resident of the Luther Memorial Home in Mayville.

"A lot of my fellow residents are yearning for a visit with their loved ones," Larson said in an interview. "That's something happening across the state."

The COVID-19 pandemic meant North Dakota colleges and universities could only offer only online learning for much of  the spring semester.

That began in March.

Colleges are now preparing to reopen for the fall.

Dickinson State University President Dr. Stephen Easton has been hearing a lot of feedback from both students and faculty about how things went since March -- what worked, and what didn't.

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.

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