The North Dakota Department of Health Wednesday morning has confirmed 16 new cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide total to 142.
2 cases are among people between the ages of 10 to 19 — a male in Cass County and a female in Burke County.
A total of 23 people are hospitalized due to the virus.
3 people have died in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.
Also, 34 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have since recovered out of the 142 confirmed cases.
24 of North Dakota’s 53 counties have confirmed cases of COVID-19.
With a few exceptions, all the affected counties form two rough, horizontal lines across the state, coinciding with Highway 2 and Interstate 94, and two rough, vertical lines coinciding with Highways 83 and 85.
Cass County has the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 34.
Burleigh County is second with 32.
Morton and Stark counties are third with 14 cases.
Other counties reporting confirmed COVID-19 cases:
- Ward: 12
- Mountrail: 6
- Grand Forks: 5
- Ramsey: 3
- Willams: 3
- Pierce: 2
- McLean: 2
- Burke: 2
- Barnes: 2
- Walsh: 1
- Sioux: 1
- Rolette: 1
- Oliver: 1
- McKenzie: 1
- Mcintosh: 1
- McHenry: 1
- Grant: 1
- Foster: 1
- Dunn: 1
- Divide: 1
A total of 4,493 tests have been conducted to date.
The health department is releasing test results twice a day. A second round of test results will be released this afternoon about 4:00 p.m., at the time of Gov. Burgum’s daily COVID-19 status update.
You can get more information on the COVID-19 cases in North Dakota here.