The North Dakota Department of Health Saturday morning has confirmed 124 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing July 24, bringing the statewide total to 5,736.
Of the new cases, 34 were in Burleigh County and 7 were in Morton County.
In Mountrail County, 1 new case was reported for July 24.
Williams County had 5 and Ward County had 7.
A total of 99 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.
Of those, 84 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. Five death records are pending.
The health department reports 4,671 people are considered recovered from the 5,736 positive cases, an increase of 126 people from July 23.
This means there are actually 966 active COVID-19 cases in the state as of July 24.
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 214 on June 22.
After that, the statewide active cases have once again been trending upward.
According to the numbers, 83 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 24 (126) is higher than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (124).
39 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of July 24, up 2 from July 23. A total of 328 hospitalizations have been reported since data tracking began.
Of North Dakota’s 53 counties, only Adams has no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at this time.
Cass County (2,771 cases) and Grand Forks County (574 cases) account for 59 percent of all positive North Dakota COVID-19 cases to date. Cass County alone accounts for 49 percent of all positive cases.
Burleigh County (730 cases) and Morton County (217 cases) together account for 16 percent of all positive COVID-19 cases to date.
Williams County is fifth with 195 cases.
Stark County has 142, Ward County has 139, Mountrail County has 101 and Stutsman County has 93cases.
Other county numbers are available here.
A total of 144,260 unique individual tests have been conducted to date, with 138,524 coming back negative for COVID-19, or roughly a 3 percent cumulative positive rate.
How is COVID-19 being spread in the state? Community spread (2,011 cases), close contact with exposed individuals (1,995 cases) and household contact (1,013 cases) are the top three reported.
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.