The North Dakota Department of Health Wednesday morning confirmed 640 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing on September 21, bringing the total positives since testing began to 127,283.
The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 3,310 as of September 21, up 171 cases from September 20.
The last time active positives were this high was December 11, 2020, when 3,585 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 640 new positives on September 21:
- 126 were in Burleigh County
- 99 were in Cass County
- 52 were in Grand Forks County
- 47 were in Stark County
- 45 were in Morton County
- 41 were in Ward County
- 23 were in Williams County
2 deaths were reported on September 21. The North Dakota Department of Health says it no longer publicly provides COVID-19 death information by sex, age, and location.
A total of 1,595 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.
Of those, 1,303 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 275 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. A total of 17 death records are pending.
Recoveries and Active Cases
The health department reports 122,378 people are considered recovered from the 127,283 positive cases, an increase of 469 people from September 20.
The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on September 21 (469) is lower than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (640).
119 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of September 21, down 5 from September 20. A total of 5,063 people have been hospitalized since pandemic record-keeping began in March 2020.
Breakthrough Infections and Hospitalizations
As of September 21, the total number of North Dakotans fully vaccinated stands at 334,273. A total of 3,805 people who were fully vaccinated tested positive for COVID-19.
A total of 195 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.
As of September 21, there have been 452 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, 65 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.