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4 deaths, 617 new cases of COVID-19 in ND, active cases statewide are 2,945


The North Dakota Department of Health Thursday morning confirmed 617 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing on September 8, bringing the total positives since testing began to 121,217.

The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 2,945 as of September 7, up 187 cases from September 8.

The last time active positives were this high was December 14, 2020, when 2,821 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 617 new positives on September 8:

  • 121 were in Cass County
  • 86 were in Burleigh County
  • 53 were in Grand Forks County
  • 14 were in Stutsman County
  • 50 were in Stark County
  • 49 were in Ward County
  • 24 were in Morton County

4 deaths were reported on September 8. The North Dakota Department of Health says it no longer publicly provides COVID-19 death information by sex, age, and location.

A total of 1,571 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.

Of those, 1,286 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 272 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. A total of 13 death records are pending.

Recoveries and Active Cases

The health department reports 116,701 people are considered recovered from the 121,217 positive cases, an increase of 391 people from September 7.

The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on September 8 (391) is lower than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (617).


111 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of September 8. A total of 4,827 people have been hospitalized since pandemic record-keeping began in March 2020.

Breakthrough Infections and Hospitalizations

As of September 8, the total number of North Dakotans fully vaccinated stands at 325,893. A total of 2,463 people who were fully vaccinated tested positive for COVID-19.

A total of 148 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 8, there have been 276 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 20 to 29 year age range have the most positive cases among those tested to date.

According to the data, 63 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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