North Dakota tops 900 deaths since start of pandemic
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota has surpassed 900 deaths due to complications from COVID-19, with more than 200 of the fatalities coming in just the past two weeks.
Health officials confirmed five new deaths on Friday, bringing the statewide death toll from the virus to 902.
There have been 336 fatalities so far in November, the deadliest month since the pandemic began.
The state says there were 309 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Friday, an increase of seven. The most recent data shows only 17 staffed Intensive Care Unit beds and 262 staffed inpatient beds available statewide.