The North Dakota Department of Health Saturday morning confirmed 500 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing on November 12, bringing the total positives since testing began to 154,950.
The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 3,576 as of November 12, down 68 cases from November 11.
Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,427. They declined to 140 by July 5, but rose again to a high of 4,601 on October 6.
Of the 500 new positives on November 12:
- 135 were in Cass County
- 51 were in Burleigh County
- 42 were in Grand Forks County
- 42 were in Williams County
- 38 were in Stark County
- 38 were in Ward County
- 14 were in Morton County
11 new deaths were reported on November 12. The North Dakota Department of Health says it no longer publicly provides COVID-19 death information by sex, age, and location.
In October, 162 people died as a result of COVID-19, the fourth-highest month for fatalities since COVID-19 tracking officially began in March 2020.
The most deaths in a month from COVID-19 came in November 2020, when 500 people died.
A total of 1,815 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.
Of those, 1,497 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 307 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. 11 death records are pending.
Recoveries and Active Cases
The health department reports 149,559 people are considered recovered from the 154,950 positive cases, an increase of 596 people from November 11.
The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on November 12 (596) is higher than the number of COVID-19 cases reported that day (500).
148 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of November 12, down 9 from November 11. A total of 6,168 people have been hospitalized since pandemic record-keeping began in March 2020.
Breakthrough Infections and Hospitalizations
As of November 12, the total number of North Dakotans fully vaccinated stands at 361,389. A total of 11,700 people who were fully vaccinated have later tested positive for COVID-19. These are known as “breakthrough cases.”
A total of 475 people who were fully vaccinated and later 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 November 12, there have been 1,179 reinfections of COVID-19 since June 27, 2021. The NDDoH does not report whether these individuals who became reinfection were vaccinated.
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, 70 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.