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75 new COVID-19 cases found

Sep 8, 2020

75 new individuals from 17 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 13,872.

 

These results were from a pool of 1,431 tests for a daily positive rate of 5.24 percent.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

In the 2019 Legislative Session, the Burgum Administration proposed a unification of the state’s information technology efforts.

The Legislature agreed to a pilot project with some agencies, and tasked the interim IT committee with studying the issue.

State Historical Society

When North Dakota schools shut down earlier this year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s paleontologists saw a need to offer science based programs to students learning at home.

State geologist Ed Murphy said the paleontologists began a series of live, online lectures, that ran from 10 to 11 am Monday through Friday. But six days into it, the Heritage Center shut down.

"So the paleontologists had to go home, and they took some fossils home with them," Murphy said. "Then  they set things back up again for online presentations."

171 new COVID-19 cases found

Sep 7, 2020

171 new individuals from 24 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 13,801.

 

These results were from a pool of 2,404 tests for a daily positive rate of 7.11 percent.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

299 new COVID-19 cases found, one additional death

Sep 6, 2020

One more North Dakotan has passed away with COVID-19, bringing the new statewide death toll to 156.

 

The patient was a man in his 70s from Sioux County. He had underlying health conditions. 

 

Additionally 299 new individuals from 31 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 13,631.

 

These results were from a pool of 4,759 tests for a daily positive rate of 6.28 percent.

 

ND COVID-19: 5 new deaths, 360 new cases

Sep 5, 2020
ND Department of Health

Five more North Dakotans have passed away with COVID-19, bringing the new statewide death toll to 155.

 

The patients were two men in their 90s from Burleigh County, a man in his 90s from Grand Forks County, a woman in her 80s from Rolette County and a man in his 70s from Ward County. They each had underlying health conditions.

 

Additionally 360 new individuals from 37 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 13,334.

 

343 new individuals from 29 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 12,973. These results are from a pool of 6,713 tests for a daily positive rate of 5.09 percent.

Census will essentially conclude by the end of Sept.

Sep 4, 2020

The 2020 Census will essentially conclude by the end of September.

The director of the North Dakota Census Office said that includes self-reporting, as well as door-to-door contacts.

Kevin Iverson said originally, the plan was to have the Census completed during the summer.

"But those plans changed, due to COVID-19," Iverson said. "There was a proposal to extend the data collection into October, but the plan is to wrap things up September 30."

At his weekly coronavirus briefing, Governor Doug Burgum outlined changes to North Dakota's COVID-19 risk level.

Right now, the entire state is in the "green," or "low" risk level. As students have returned to classes in both K-12 schools and colleges, North Dakota's COVID numbers have sharply increased. But Burgum says treating each county equally in regard to risk level doesn't make sense.

150 total deaths; 360 new COVID-19 cases found today

Sep 3, 2020

North Dakota’s COVID-19 death toll has reach 150 – with two more individuals passing away with the disease.

The patients were a woman in her 100s from Williams County, and a man in his 60s from Burleigh County. They both had underlying health conditions.

Additionally, 360 new individuals from 33 counties have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide positive total to 12,629. These results are from a pool of 6,544 tests for a daily positive rate of 5.5 percent.

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