Active virus cases rise for 5th straight day in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials say the number of active COVID-19 cases rose for the fifth straight day in the state that leads the nation in the number of new cases per capita in the last two weeks.

The update showed 120 new active cases, for a total of 4,546 since the pandemic began. Cass County tops the state with 902 active cases. Burleigh County is next with 713 active cases.

Six deaths were confirmed in the last day, including two people in Nelson County, two in Traill County, one from Dunn County and one from Emmons County.

The death toll stands at 345. Officials say 158 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, an increase of 14 from Sunday’s report.

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