Johns Hopkins: ND drops to 4th for new COVID-19 cases, SD now 1st

BISMARCK, N.D.  — After a number of weeks in the top spot nationwide, North Dakota is now fourth for new cases per capita in the last two weeks after positive tests for the coronavirus fell several days in a row.

Johns Hopkins University data compiled on Saturday now lists South Dakota in the top spot in the United States for new cases per capita.

North Dakota health officials reported 474 new cases on Sunday, which is lowest number in five days. 82,504 people have tested positive in North Dakota since the pandemic began.

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graphic courtesy: ND DOH, via Twitter

North Dakota hit 1,000 deaths from complications due to COVID-19 on Saturday. About half of those fatalities were logged in just over a month.

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