North Dakota hits testing high, ahead of new screening plan

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials reported a single-day high for COVID-19 test results, ahead of Gov. Doug Burgum’s plan to announce a new screening program meant to dramatically increase those numbers.

Officials say 39 of the 1,119 tests in the last day came back positive, including 28 from Cass County. There were eight confirmed results for the coronavirus in Grand Forks County, which has the highest per-capita rate of positive tests in the state. The previous high for single-day tests was 1,117 announced on Monday.

The numbers listed Friday do not include about 700 results from Thursday’s mass testing in Grand Forks, where officials have been trying to track cases tied to an outbreak at a wind turbine plant.

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