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0 deaths, 192 new cases of COVID-19 in ND, active cases statewide are 3,174


The North Dakota Department of Health Sunday morning confirmed 192 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing on October 23, bringing the total positives since testing began to 144,748.

The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 3,174 as of October 23, down 385 cases from, October 22.

The last time active positives were this high was December 12, 2020, when 3,285 active cases were reported.

Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,417. They declined to 127 by July 5, but have been steadily rising since then.

Of the 192 new positives on October 23:

  • 41 were in Cass County
  • 33 were in Burleigh County
  • 29 were in Stark County
  • 24 were in Ward County
  • 11 were in Morton County
  • 10 were in McHenry County
  • 6 were in Grand Forks County

No new deaths were reported on October 23. The North Dakota Department of Health says it no longer publicly provides COVID-19 death information by sex, age, and location.

So far in October, 92 people have died as a result of COVID-19, the most deaths in a month this year since January, when 76 were reported.

The most deaths in a month from COVID-19 since tracking began came in November 2020, when 500 people died.

A total of 1,718 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.

Of those, 1,412 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 295 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. 9 death records are pending.

Recoveries and Active Cases

The health department reports 139,856 people are considered recovered from the 144,748 positive cases, an increase of 588 people from October 22.

The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on October 23 (588) is higher than the number of COVID-19 cases reported that day (192).


185 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of October 23, up 6 from October 22. A total of 5,790 people have been hospitalized since pandemic record-keeping began in March 2020.

Breakthrough Infections and Hospitalizations

As of October 23, the total number of North Dakotans fully vaccinated stands at 350,927. A total of 8,456 people who were fully vaccinated tested positive for COVID-19. These are known as “breakthrough cases.”

A total of 376 people who were fully vaccinated and tested positive for COVID-19 have been hospitalized. These are called “breakthrough hospitalizations.”

More on this data can be found directly on the NDDoH website by clicking here.


As of October 23, there have been 891 reinfections of COVID-19 since June 27, 2021. The NDDoH does not report whether these individuals who became reinfection were vaccinated.

Other Data

Since tracking began, COVID-19 cases have been reported at one time or another in all 53 of North Dakota’s counties.

Those in the 30 to 39 year age range have the most positive cases among those tested to date.

According to the data, 69 percent of all North Dakotans have been tested for COVID-19.

The results listed today cover all testing performed the previous day.

You can read more on the daily statistics as well as other COVID-19 information and resources at the North Dakota Department of Health website here.

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