The North Dakota Department of Health Saturday morning confirmed 16 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing June 18, bringing the total positives since testing began to 110,559.
The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 241 as of June 18.
Active cases haven’t been this low since June 22, 2020, when 239 active cases were reported.
Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,412. They declined to 582 on February 28 of this year, but then began rising once more. They peaked again on April 1 at 1,245 cases, but have been declining since then.
Of the 16 new positives on June 18:
- 4 were in Burleigh County
- 4 were in Cass County
- 3 were in McKenzie County
- 2 were in Williams County
- 1 was in Grand Forks County
- 1 was in Dunn County
- 1 was in Kidder County
A total of 1,523 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.
Of those, 1,253 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 262 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. A total of 7 death records are pending.
Recoveries and Active Cases
The health department reports 108,795 people are considered recovered from the 110,559 positive cases, an increase of 31 from June 17.
The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on June 18 (31) is higher than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (16).
18 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of June 18. A total of 4,341 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, 58 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.