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No deaths, 42 new COVID-19 cases in ND; active cases statewide are 847

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The North Dakota Department of Health Sunday morning confirmed 42 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing May 8, bringing the total positives since testing began to 108,482.

The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 847 as of May 8. That’s down 101 cases from May 7.

Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,436. They declined to 592 on February 28 but then began rising once more.

Of the new positives:

  • 5 were in Ward County
  • 6 were in Burleigh County
  • 1 was in Stark County
  • 7 were in Cass County
  • 1 was in Williams County
  • 2 were in Morton County
  • 6 were in Grand Forks County

Deaths

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

A total of 1,499 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.

Of those, 1,231 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 260 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 106,136 people are considered recovered from the 108,482 positive cases, an increase of 141 from May 7.

The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on May 8 (141) is higher than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (42).

Hospitalizations

41 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of May 8, up 1 person from May 7. A total of 4,177 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, 57 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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