25 new COVID-19 cases in ND; active cases statewide are 252


The North Dakota Department of Health Friday morning confirmed 25 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing June 17, bringing the total positives since testing began to 110,544.

The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 252 as of June 17.

Active cases haven’t been this low since June 23, 2020, when 250 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 25 new positives on June 17:

  • 6 were in Stark County
  • 5 were in Cass County
  • 4 were in Burleigh County
  • 1 was in Grand Forks County
  • 0 were in Williams County
  • 0 were in Morton County
  • 0 were in Ward 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 108,769 people are considered recovered from the 110,544 positive cases, an increase of 37 from June 16.

The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on June 17 (37) is higher than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (25).


20 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of June 17. A total of 4,341 people have been hospitalized since pandemic record-keeping began in March 2020.

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, 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.

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