North Dakota’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to total of 83

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials confirmed 15 new cases of the coronavirus between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, raising the total number of positive tests to 83.

The highest number of new reports came from Cass County, where six new cases were confirmed in the state’s most populous county. There were two each in Burleigh, Barnes and Stark counties.

The state has tested a total of 2,892 people, with 2,809 coming back negative.

The health department on Friday reported the state’s first death due to COVID-19, a man in his 90s from Cass County who had underlying health conditions. Sixteen people have been hospitalized.

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