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1 death, 463 new cases of COVID-19 in ND, active cases statewide are 2,442


The North Dakota Department of Health Wednesday morning confirmed 463 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing on August 31, bringing the total positives since testing began to 117,955.

The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 2,442 as of August 31, up 188 cases from August 30.

The last time active positives were this high was December 18, 2020, when 2,513 active cases were reported.

Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,409. They declined to 120 by July 5, but have been steadily rising since then.

Of the 170 new positives on August 30:

  • 69 were in Burleigh County
  • 82 were in Cass County
  • 32 were in Ward County
  • 23were in Morton County
  • 31 were in Williams County
  • 27 were in McKenzie County
  • 43 were in Stark County

1 death was reported on August 31. The North Dakota Department of Health says it no longer publicly provides COVID-19 death information by sex, age, and location.

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A total of 1,561 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.

Of those, 1,278 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 271 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. A total of 12 death records are pending.

Recoveries and Active Cases

The health department reports 113,952 people are considered recovered from the 117,955 positive cases, an increase of 240 people from August 30.

The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on August 31 (240) is lower than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (463).


135 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of August 31, which was 7 more people than reported on August 30. A total of 4,715 people have been hospitalized since pandemic record-keeping began in March 2020.

Breakthrough Infections and Hospitalizations

As of August 31, the total number of North Dakotans fully vaccinated stands at 320,773. A total of 1,836 people who were fully vaccinated tested positive for COVID-19.

A total of 130 people who were fully vaccinated and tested positive for COVID-19 have been hospitalized.

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

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 20 to 29 year age range have the most positive cases among those tested to date.

According to the data, 62 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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