The North Dakota Department of Health Sunday morning confirmed 8 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing on July 17, bringing the total positives since testing began to 111,008.
The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 178 as of July 17, down 19 cases from July 16.
Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,408. They declined to 567 on February 28 of this year, but then began rising once more.
They peaked again on April 1 at 1,229 cases, but then declined to 118 by July 5. They have been slowly rising since then.
Of the 8 new positives on July 17:
- 4 were in Ward County
- 2 were in Cass County
- 1 was in McLean County
- 1 was in Sheridan County
1 new death was reported on July 17. The North Dakota Department of Health says it no longer publicly provides COVID-19 death information by sex, age and location.
A total of 1,537 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.
Of those, 1,259 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 268 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. A total of 10 death records are pending.
Recoveries and Active Cases
The health department reports 109,293 people are considered recovered from the 111,008 positive cases, an increase of 27 from July 16.
The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on July 17 (27) is higher than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (8).
9 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of July 17, down 1 from July 16. A total of 4,366 people have been hospitalized since pandemic record-keeping began in March 2020.
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, 59 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.