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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.

A Legislative committee is considering a bill requiring a Governor to call lawmakers into special session, if there is an extended emergency, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The bill would allow the Legislature to weigh-in on executive orders. Lawmakers would be allowed to meet remotely. Lawmakers would have to be convened after the first 30 days of a declared emergency.

The bill's main sponsor -- Sen. Janne Myrdal (R-Edinburgh) -- told the Senate Judiciary Committee the Legislative branch should be involved in the discussions over responding to an emergency.

121 new COVID-19 cases in ND

Jan 11, 2021

121 new individuals from 20 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 94,830.

 

These results were from a pool of 2,976 tests for a daily positive rate of 4.59 percent.

 

112 of those positives were PCR tests, and 9 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are: 

 

·        Adams County – 3

·        Bottineau County - 1

93 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed

Jan 10, 2021

93 new individuals from 19 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 94,716.

 

These results were from a pool of 3,352 tests for a daily positive rate of 3.16 percent.

 

78 of those positives were PCR tests, and 15 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are: 

 

·        Adams County – 3

·        Bowman County - 7

ND Health Dept: 125 new COVID-19 cases

Jan 9, 2021

125 new individuals from 31 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 94,558.

 

These results were from a pool of 4,382 tests for a daily positive rate of 3.23 percent.

 

86 of those positives were PCR tests, and 39 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are: 

 

·        Adams County - 6

·        Barnes County – 3

Eleven deaths; 303 new COVID-19 cases

Jan 8, 2021

The state health department has confirmed eleven more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,352.

 

The patients were: 

 

·         Woman in her 80s from Barnes County.  

·         Woman in her 90s from Cass County.  

·         Woman in her 80s from Cass County.  

·         Woman in her 50s from Cass County.  

·         Man in his 70s from Grand Forks County. 

A northeastern North Dakota lawmaker has introduced a bill to give the Legislature a seat at the table, when an emergency is declared, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sen. Janne Myrdal (R-Edinburg) intoduced it. The bill requires the Governor to call a special session, if a declared emergency extends beyond an initial 30-day period. The bill would allow that session to be held remotely, using technology.

"We felt there's holes in the Century Code," Myrdal said. "It doesn't allow legislators and local representativs to be a part of the decision-making process."

350 new COVID-19 cases, seven additional deaths confirmed

Jan 7, 2021

The state health department has confirmed seven more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,341.

 

The patients were: 

 

·         Man in his 70s from Grand Forks County.  

·         Man in his 30s from Kidder County.  

·         Man in his 90s from McLean County.  

·         Man in his 70s from Ramsey County.  

·         Woman in her 80s from Ramsey County.  

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