The Bismarck Tribune, – September 9, 2021 (Medium)
The North Dakota Department of Health reported four new deaths related to COVID-19 Thursday, and the state’s active case count is nearing 3,000, a number not seen since December.
The deaths bring the state’s pandemic toll to 1,571. The Health Department no longer publicly reports the county, sex and age range of newly confirmed virus-related deaths but the number of Burleigh County deaths increased by three for a total of 207. Morton County stayed unchanged at 102.
The Health Department also reported 617 new COVID-19 cases from 10,138 new tests, bring the state’s total case count to 2,946 cases. The last time active cases were that high was in December, at the end of North Dakota’s winter surge. Thursday’s positivity rate was 6.32%, and the state’s 14-day positivity rate was 6.55%.
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