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168 new cases of COVID-19 reported in ND for July 30; new cases outpace recoveries


The North Dakota Department of Health Friday morning has confirmed 168 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing July 30th, bringing the statewide total to 6,469.

Of the new cases, 38 were in Burleigh County and 8 were in Morton County. Williams County had 4 and Ward County had 9. Stark County logged 16 new cases.

A total of 103 people have died with COVID-19 so far in North Dakota.

Of those, 91 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 10 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. Two death records are pending.

The health department reports 5,289 people are considered recovered from the 6,469 positive cases, an increase of 108 people from July 29th.

This means there are actually 1,077 active COVID-19 cases in the state as of July 29, the highest since testing began March 11.

According to state health department numbers (which have been revised several times for specific dates), the statewide active cases first peaked on May 21 at 672 active cases, then began falling until they hit a low of 213 on June 22.

After that, the statewide active cases have once again been trending upward.

According to the numbers, 82 percent of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota to date have recovered from the virus.

The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on July 30 (108) is lower than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (168).

47 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of July 29. A total of 364 hospitalizations have been reported since data tracking began.

COVID-19 cases have been reported in all 53 of North Dakota’s counties.

Other county numbers are available here.

A total of 153,964 unique individual tests have been conducted to date, with 147,495 coming back negative for COVID-19. The daily positivity rate for July 30 is 3.2%.

While COVID-19 is seen as a virus that mostly impacts older people, in North Dakota, 59 percent of those testing positive for the virus are under 40.

Those in the 20 to 29 year age range have the most positive cases among those tested to date.

The health department is releasing test results daily around 11:00 a.m. The results 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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