North Dakota sees all-time high for active coronavirus cases

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota has reported 497 people who have tested positive for the coronavirus, contributing to an all-time high for active coronavirus cases statewide at 3,672.

The state also reported one of the largest single-day tallies for deaths from COVID-19 with eight people dying from the disease.

The waves of cases and hospitalizations have prompted concerns that hospitals are nearing their capacity, the Bismarck Tribune reported. There are currently 104 people in hospitals statewide with COVID-19.

Employees of hospitals in the Bismarck area told the COVID-19 task force for Burleigh and Morton counties that the influx in patients has disrupted hospital operations.

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