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ND COVID-19: 42 new infections, low trend continues

Jun 17, 2020

42 new individuals in nine counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide positive total to 3,166.

The results are from a pool of 4,419 tests for a positive rate of 1 percent.

The cases broken down by county are:

Advocates for residents of long term care facilities have been asking state officials to tweak some of the provisions outlined in the plan to allow more family visitation, as well as social gatherings inside the facilities.

Those were restricted because of the coronavirus.

Most of the facilities are in “phase one” of the reopening plan, meaning family members can make outside visits to residents.

Burgum: confident, but urging caution

Jun 16, 2020

Governor Doug Burgum says he is feeling positive and optimistic about the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in North Dakota - but also urges vigilance against the virus.

23 new COVID-19 infections; 330 active cases

Jun 16, 2020

23 new individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide positive total to 3,124.

The results were from a pool of 1,797 tests for a positive rate of 1.3 percent.

Burleigh and Cass Counties each had nine new cases. Grand Forks, McLean, Morton, Random and Walsh Counties all had one new case apiece.

In total, 135,691 tests have been administered. 88,651 tests have been done on unique individuals.

26 people are currently hospitalized. There have been 200 hospitalizations overall.

A project is underway at the state Capitol to provide video and audio access to all Legislative committee rooms.

In the past, only the House and Senate chambers were wired.

"The citizens of North Dakota are going to have an open door, to watch the complete process, from committee hearings to the floor sessions, whoch they already do now, and then conference committees," said Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner (R-Dickinson). "It's all going to be there."

The Public Service Commission has fined two pipeline companies a total of $30,000 over a pipeline conversion project in McKenzie County.

The issue concerns the approximately 20 mile long Wilson-Bowline. It had been converted from a crude oil gathering line to a transmission line. Commissioner Julie Fedorchak said the companies – Belle Fourche Pipeline and Bridger Pipeline – had other lines they wanted to convert. She said they went ahead and did so, and then, after the fact, filed the required paperwork to do that conversion.

22 new individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide positive total to 3,101.

The positive test results came from a pool of 2,025 people tested for a positive rate of 1.1 percent

There were 15 cases in Cass County. Burleigh, Grand Forks and Morton Counties each had two new cases. There was one new case in Sioux County.

In all, 133,896 tests have been administered for the novel coronavirus in the state. 87,776 of those tests were on unique individuals.

22 new COVID-19 cases in ND; infection rate remaining low

Jun 14, 2020

22 new individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide positive total to 3,080.

 

The new cases were from a pool of 2,086 tests for a positive rate of 1.1 percent.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

42 new cases of novel coronavirus in ND

Jun 13, 2020

42 new individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide positive total to 3,058.

 

The new cases were from a pool of 3,310 tests for a positive rate of 1.3 percent.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

36 new cases of COVID-19 in ND

Jun 12, 2020

36 new individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide positive count to 3,016.

 

22 new cases were detected in Cass County, and six were in Burleigh County. Grand Forks and LaMoure Counties each had two new cases. McLean, Morton and Sioux Counties each had one new case.

 

The positive cases were from a pool of 3,410 tests for a daily positive rate of 1.1 percent.

 

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