ND sees three days of no COVID-19 deaths, first time in nearly six months

BISMARCK, N.D. — For the first time in nearly six months, North Dakota saw no deaths from COVID-19 for three straight days.

However, Johns Hopkins University researchers still show North Dakota’s death rate as sixth highest per capita in the nation, with roughly 178 deaths per 100,000 people.

121 positive cases were added on Monday, for a positivity rate of about 4.6%. 74 people are currently hospitalized statewide, up two from Sunday.

The following counties added COVID-19 cases on Monday:

  • Cass County (City of Fargo) – 54 cases
  • Grand Forks County (City of Grand Forks) – 15 cases
  • Burleigh County (City of Bismarck) – 15 cases
  • Ward County (City of Minot) – nine cases
  • Williams County (City of Williston) – four cases
  • Stark County (City of Dickinson) – two cases

graphic courtesy: ND DOH, via Twitter

91,597 people have reportedly recovered from the virus with 126 of those reported on Monday.

The North Dakota Department of Health has confirmed 16 deaths so far in January, after 272 on December and 494 in November. The states death toll is now 1,352.

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