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138 new COVID-19 cases confirmed, two additional deaths

Jan 19, 2021

The state health department has confirmed two more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,386.

 

The patients were:

 

  • Man in his 60s from Cass County.
  • Man in his 80s from Ward 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. 

 

ND continues its coronavirus vaccine distribution

Jan 18, 2021

North Dakota’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines continues.

According to the state health department’s vaccine dashboard, 52,955 doses of the vaccine have been distributed. This is out of 76,275 doses received.

An additional 11,667 people have received the vaccine over the past week.

The dashboard lists nearly 41,300 people as having received at least one dose of the vaccine. Nearly 6,700 have received both doses.

There are currently 390 enrolled provider sites statewide that are approved to administer the vaccine.

69 new COVID-19 cases statewide

Jan 18, 2021

69 new individuals from 18 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 95,934.

 

These results were from a pool of 2,194 tests for a daily positive rate of 3.63 percent.

 

45  of those positives were PCR tests, and 24 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are: 

 

·         Bowman County – 2

·         Burke County – 1

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.

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