ND COVID-19 cases fall, teachers show willingness to return to in-person learning
BISMARCK, N.D. — A survey conducted by DFM Research of St. Paul, Minnesota, said 52% of the teachers and education professionals interviewed felt safe returning to full-time, in-person learning as case counts continue to fall across the state.
The North Dakota Department of Health reported 152 positive tests on Thursday, for a positivity rate of 2.4%, one of the lowest in recent weeks. Active cases fell by eight to 1,169. 143 additional people have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries in the state to 93,801.
The following counties have recorded new cases:
- Burleigh County (Bismarck) – 24
- Cass County (Fargo) – 23
- Williams County (Williston) – 17
- Grand Forks County (Grand Forks) – 10
- Stark County (Dickinson)– 10
- Ward County (Minot) – one
54 people are currently hospitalized, down one from Wednesday. Seven of those patients are in intensive care.
13 deaths were reported Thursday: two in Burleigh and Ransom Counties, and one each in Barnes, Cass, Golden Valley, McHenry, McLean, Towner, Walsh, Ward, and Williams Counties.
The states death toll now stands at 1,400 since the pandemic began.