North Dakota sets new record for active COVID-19 cases

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials have confirmed 255 new COVID-19 cases in 24 counties and two additional deaths since the pandemic began.

Officials said Monday the fatalities included a woman in her 90s from Burleigh County with underlying health conditions and an Eddy County woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions, That raised the state’s total deaths to 170.

Active cases statewide rose by four to a record 2,758 and hospitalizations went up by three, to 65. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum says it has been a “largely successful start to the school year” with many school districts moving toward five days of in-person learning.

He says the state is focusing on the “most vulnerable among us,” including staff and residents at nursing homes.

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