Four deaths, 135 new COVID cases in ND as vaccine rollout sees continued success

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is now fourth in the nation in per capita COVID-19 vaccination rates, only behind Alaska, West Virginia, and New Mexico in doses administered.

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graphic courtesy: CDC Data Tracker

Dr. Doug Griffin, vice president and chief medical officer at Sanford Health in Fargo, says the state’s preparation efforts, its small size and eager volunteers have helped the pace of immunizations.

North Dakota reported 135 new positive cases on Tuesday out of 3,626 tests, for a positivity rate of about 4.37%. 1,008 cases are still active statewide. An additional 157 people have recovered; 94,584 have recovered so far during the pandemic.

The following counties have recorded new positive cases:

  • Ward County (Minot) – 21 cases
  • Burleigh County (Bismarck) – 21 cases
  • Cass County (Fargo) – 19 cases
  • Williams County (Williston) – 16 cases
  • Grand Forks County (Grand Forks) – 11 cases
  • Stark County (Dickinson)– one case

Four new deaths were reported on Tuesday: one each in Burleigh, Cass, Golden Valley, and Stark Counties. The states death toll now stands at 1,415 since the pandemic began.

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