The North Dakota Department of Health Sunday morning has confirmed 37 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing June 27, bringing the statewide total to 3,495.
The single death reported for June 27 was a woman in her 80’s from Cass County with underlying health conditions.
A total of 79 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.
Of those, 68 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 8 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. Three death records are pending.
The health department reports 3,139 people are considered recovered from the 3,497 positive cases, an increase of 20 people from June 26.
This means there are actually 277 active COVID-19 cases in the state as of June 27. This number has been decreasing over the past month from a high of 687 on May 23.
It also means 90 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 June 27 (20) is lower than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (37).
24 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of June 27, an increase of one from June 26. A total of 226 hospitalizations have been reported since data tracking began.
Only 4 North Dakota counties have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at this time: Adams, Golden Valley, Logan and Towner.
Cass County (2,208 cases) and Grand Forks County (384 cases) account for 74 percent of all positive North Dakota COVID-19 cases to date. Cass County alone accounts for 63 percent of all positive cases.
Burleigh County is a distant third with 241..
Morton County is fourth with 78 cases.
Stark County is fifth with 73 cases.
Stutsman County has 63 cases, Ward County has 59 cases and Mountrail County has 45 cases.
Other county numbers are available here.
A total of 103,925 unique individual tests have been conducted to date, with 100,430 coming back negative for COVID-19.
How is COVID-19 being spread in the state? Close contact with exposed individuals (1,268 cases), community spread (1,285 cases) and household contact (683 cases) are the top three reported.
While COVID-19 is seen as a virus that mostly impacts older people, in North Dakota, 57 percent of those testing positive for the virus are under 40. However, those who have been hospitalized by COVID-19 are predominantly 50 and older, and those who have died are 50 and older.
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.