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According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 50 new individuals from 15 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 101,701.

 

These results were from a pool of 695 tests for a daily positive rate of 8.58 percent.

 

37 of those positives were PCR tests, and 13 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

ND has administered over 340k COVID-19 vaccine doses

Mar 22, 2021

According to the state health department’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, North Dakota has administered just over 340,000 doses of vaccine for the novel coronavirus.

This amounts to over 40,000 doses administered over the past week.

Just under 330,000 official doses have been delivered to North Dakota. Some vials of vaccine had more doses in them than originally estimated.

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 49 new individuals from 11 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 101,651.

 

These results were from a pool of 801 tests for a daily positive rate of 7.26 percent.

 

39 of those positives were PCR tests, and 10 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

Legislative Review 3-19-21: Representative Jeff Delzer

Mar 21, 2021

On this week's Legislative Review, House Appropriations Committee chairman Jeff Delzer (R-Underwood) discusses the new state revenue forecasts, pending COVID-19 federal relief money, the bonding bill and other spending priorities.

1 more death confirmed; 88 new COVID-19 infections

Mar 20, 2021

The state health department has confirmed one more death related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,461.

 

Details about the patient will be released Monday.

 

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. 

 

COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to the general public in North Dakota beginning on March 29.

Molly Howell is immunization director at the North Dakota Department of Health. Howell says North Dakotans aged 16 and 17 will only be offered Pfizer vaccine, but any adult 18 and over will be eligible to receive any vaccine. She says the change in vaccine eligibility is not because residents in earlier priority groups have all been vaccinated.

119 new COVID-19 cases confirmed; one additional death

Mar 19, 2021

The state health department has confirmed one more death related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,460.

 

The patient was a man in his 80s from Nelson 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. 

 

A North Dakota House committee is recommending a “do-not-pass”  on a bill that makes not buckling up a primary offense.

It’s currently a secondary offense, meaning drivers must be stopped for another reason, and a fine for not wearing your seat belt can be added at that time. A primary offense means an officer can stop you for that reason.

A House committee is now studying a bill designed to put time limits on teacher negotiations.

SB 2215 would require that teacher’s organizations file for negotiations no later than March first. And it requires an impasse be declared by July first, if no agreement is reached.  But the school board and teacher’s group could agree to extend the negotiation period.

Senate passes COVID liability bill

Mar 18, 2021

The state Senate has passed a bill designed to protect businesses and health care facilities from potential lawsuits over customers’ or employees’ exposure to the coronavirus.

The House passed it earlier. The Senate added some amendments to it.

"This is not a 'get out of jail free' card," said Senate Industry, Business and Labor Committee chairman Jerry Klein (R-Fessenden). "If there were malicious acts, or disregards for public safety, this legislation holds those poor decisions and bad intentions accountable."

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