After four days with no COVID-19 deaths, North Dakota sees more fatalities

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota added three coronavirus deaths on Tuesday after four previous days with no reported fatalities. The states death toll now stands at 1,355 since the pandemic began.

COVID Tracking Project data showed the state is now seventh highest per capita for deaths nationwide, with roughly 178 deaths per 100,000 people.

The North Dakota Department of Health reported 248 positives on Tuesday, increasing the total number of cases statewide to 94,968. The daily positivity rate is about 4.62%.

An additional 185 people have recovered, putting the total number of recoveries at 91,850.

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graphic courtesy: ND DOH, via Twitter

The Department of Health announced a virtual vaccine town hall for Friday, January 15 at noon Central time. Dr. Paul Carson, Director of the North Dakota State University Center for Immunization Research and Education, along with Molly Howell, MPH, Director of the North Dakota Department of Health Immunization Program, will be available to answer publicly-submitted questions.

Anyone wishing to submit a question for the event can do so online here. A link to the streaming event is available online here.

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