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Burleigh-Morton COVID-19 Task Force being established

Jul 30, 2020

A new COVID-19 task force is being organized in Burleigh and Morton Counties.

This follows a spike in reported cases in that area.

Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health director Renae Moch told reporters the biggest increase in the infection rate in the two counties is among people in their 20s and 30s.

"Obviously, they're the individuals out in the community, who are more active, working, maybe with front-line jobs, doing service type positions," Moch said.

Moch said there's also a concern about students going back to college this fall.

School boards working toward what happens this fall

Jul 30, 2020

Teachers, administrators and school boards are working through their plans on how to reopen schools safely this fall, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I always tell my school board members that they've signed up for one of the hardest jobs there is," said North Dakota School Boards Association executive director Alexis Baxley. "For those board members elected in June, they really opted to come in during an unprecedented time."

ND COVID-19: two more deaths, 89 new cases

Jul 29, 2020

Two more North Dakotans have passed away with COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 102.

The patients were a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions from Cass County, and a man in his 80s with no underlying health conditions from Burleigh County.

Additionally, 89 new individuals from 21 counties have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide positive total to 6,227. These results were from a pool of 3,458 tests for a daily positive rate of 2.6 percent.

At his weekly coronavirus briefing, Governor Doug Burgum says over the last seven days North Dakota has reached some sobering milestones.

Burgum says active cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in the state, with active cases remaining over a thousand for the last three days in a row. The state's 100th death was also recorded - a woman in her 20s, who became the third North Dakotan to pass away with the virus and having no underlying health issues.

A McKenzie County woman in her 20s has become the 100th person to pass away with COVID-19 in North Dakota. She had no underlying health conditions.

Additionally, 157 new individuals from 30 counties have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the new statewide positive total to 6,141. These results were from a pool of 4,310 tests for a daily positive rate of 3.6 percent.

ND seeing a record number of fishing licenses

Jul 27, 2020

North Dakota has seen an uptick in the number of fishing licenses.

Around 170,000 licenses have been sold so far this year.

"That's about 23,000 licenses above last year," said State Game and Fish Department Fisheries Chief Greg Power. "And that's just from residents."

Power said there are a couple thousand more non-resident licenses than normal.

"We're in pretty good shape," Power said.

Power said  he thinks the COVID-19 pandemic has had a lot to do with it.

112 new COVID-19 cases in ND

Jul 27, 2020

112 new individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide positive total to 5,986.

These results were from a pool of 4,402 tests for a daily positive rate of 2.5 percent.

ND COVID-19: 141 new cases; 1,025 active cases

Jul 26, 2020

141 new individuals from 20 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 5,876.

 

The results were from a pool of 4,718 tests for a daily positive rate of 3 percent.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

ND Health Dept: 124 new COVID-19 cases

Jul 25, 2020

124 new individuals from 28 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 5,736.

 

The results were from a pool of 4,181 tests for a daily positive rate of 3 percent.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

Two more individuals have passed away with COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide death toll to 99.

The patients were a man in his 80s from Williams County, and a man in his 50s from McIntosh County. They both had underlying health conditions.

Additionally, 124 new individuals from 29 counties have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the state, bringing the new statewide positive total to 5,614. These results were from a pool of 4,664 tests for a daily positive rate of 2.7 percent.

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