North Dakota COVID-19 hospitalizations back over 300 mark
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota health officials are reporting 19 new hospitalizations due to the coronavirus, putting the number of patients requiring treatment in medical facilities back over the 300 mark.
The update released Sunday showed 1,150 positive COVID-19 tests, for a total of 72,683 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Cass County recorded 183 new cases, followed by Burleigh County with 159, Ward County with 127, Morton County with 78, and Grand Forks County with 48.
There are 315 people currently hospitalized due to complications from the virus. Data released by state officials Saturday showed 22 staffed intensive care unit beds and 229 staffed inpatient beds available statewide.
The North Dakota Department of Health is encouraging citizens to continue to wear masks and practice social distancing to decrease the risk of transmission.