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Bismarck Public Schools

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated a problem North Dakota schools have been facing for a while – hiring substitute teachers.

"Often times, substitute teachers are retired teachers, who like to stay involved in education, and make a couple of bucks," said North Dakota United president Nick Archuleta. "They're reinvigorated by hanging around young people. But since many of them are over the age of 60, they're very concerned about substitute teaching, and possibly being infected with the coronavirus."

265 new coronavirus cases, 3 new deaths

Sep 2, 2020

North Dakota’s COVID-19 death toll is now 148, with three more individuals passing away with the disease.

The patients were a woman in her 90s from Williams County, a man in his 70s from Morton County and a woman in her 80s from Burleigh County. They each had underlying health conditions.

Additionally, 265 new individuals from 30 counties have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the new statewide positive total to 12,267. These results are from a pool of 5,786 tests for a daily positive rate of 4.58 percent.

2 more COVID-19 deaths; 12,000 total cases since March

Sep 1, 2020

North Dakota’s COVID-19 death toll is now 145, after two more individuals have passed away with the novel coronavirus.

The patients were a man in his 70s from Morton County, and a woman in her 80s from Burleigh County. They both had underlying health conditions.

Additionally, 191 new individuals from 27 counties have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the state’s new positive total to 12,000. These results are from a pool of 2,493 tests for a daily positive rate of 7.66 percent.

'Project Tundra' altering its focus

Sep 1, 2020
Minnkota Power Cooperative

The state’s Industrial Commission recently approved an additional $5 million to help fund a front-end engineering and design study for additional work on “Project Tundra,” the project to capture carbon dioxide from the Milton R. Young power plant near Center.

As originally proposed, the CO2 would have been stored in nearby geological formations, or taken by pipeline to western North Dakota for enhanced oil recovery. But that focus has changed.

ND COVID-19: 1 death, 114 new cases Monday

Aug 31, 2020

One more individual has passed away with COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide death toll to 143.

The patient was a man in his 50s from Grand Forks County. He had underlying health conditions.

Additionally, 114 new individuals from 23 counties have also tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the new statewide positive total to 11,816. These results are from a pool of 1,920 tests for a daily positive rate of 5.94 percent.

North Dakota’s COVID-19 death toll has risen to 142, as one more individual has passed away with the novel coronavirus.

The patient was a woman in her 90s from Burleigh County with underlying health conditions.

Additionally, 219 new individuals from 24 counties have also tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the new statewide positive total to 11,702. These results are from a pool of 3,779 tests for a daily positive rate of 5.8 percent.

Two more North Dakotans have passed away with COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 141.

The patients were a man in his 50s from Benson County and a woman in her 80s from Burleigh County. They both had underlying health conditions.

Additionally, 375 new individuals from 32 counties have also tested positive for the novel coronavirus – yet another single day high record. These results are from a pool of 7,898 tests for a daily positive rate of 4.75 percent.

To date, 11,484 individuals have tested positive since the pandemic began.

314 new individuals from 33 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 11,110. These results are from a pool of 7,885 tests for a daily positive rate of 3.98 percent.

A man in his 40s with no underlying health conditions has passed away with COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 139. He was from Burleigh County.

Today’s coronavirus report from the North Dakota Department of Health includes the highest single day positive results since the pandemic began – with 337 new individuals from 27 counties testing positive for the disease. The new statewide positive total is 10,800. These results are from a pool of 6,972 tests for a daily positive rate of 4.83 percent.

Over half of ND's COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic

Aug 26, 2020

Governor Doug Burgum says over half of North Dakotans who have tested positive for COVID-19 have had no symptoms of the disease.

At his weekly coronavirus briefing Wednesday, Burgum said of the 10,467 individuals who have so far tested positive for COVID-19, 5,858 individuals were asymptomatic. This amounts to 56 percent of cases in the state.

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