No deaths, 42 new cases of COVID-19 in ND; active cases statewide are 178


The North Dakota Department of Health Tuesday morning confirmed 42 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing July 12, bringing the total positives since testing began to 110,899.

The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 178 as of July 12, up 25 cases from July 11.

Active cases haven’t been this low since April 14, 2020, when 178 active cases were also reported.

Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,407. They declined to 561 on February 28 of this year, but then began rising once more. They peaked again on April 1 at 1,225 cases, but have been declining since then.

Of the 42 new positives on July 12:

  • 20 were in Ward County
  • 7 were in Stark County
  • 4 were in Cass County
  • 1 was in Williams County
  • 1 was in Burleigh County
  • 0 were in Grand Forks County
  • 0 were in Morton County


No new deaths were reported on July 12. The North Dakota Department of Health says it no longer publicly provides COVID-19 death information by sex, age and location.

A total of 1,532 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.

Of those, 1,257 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 267 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. A total of 8 death records are pending.

Recoveries and Active Cases

The health department reports 109,189 people are considered recovered from the 110,899 positive cases, an increase of 14 from July 11.

The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on July 12 (14) is lower than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (42).


9 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of July 12, an increase of 1 from July 11. A total of 4,361bpeople 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, 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.

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