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1 death, 150 new cases of COVID-19 reported in ND for August 6; total active cases statewide is 1,053

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The North Dakota Department of Health Friday morning has confirmed 150 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing August 6, bringing the total positives since testing began to 7,327.

The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 1,053 as of August 6.

Of the new cases, 25 were in Burleigh County and 19 were in Morton County. Both counties accounted for 29 percent of the new cases.

Williams County had 13, Stark County had 19 and Ward County had 5.

One new death was reported, a man in his 40s from Benson County with underlying health conditions.

A total of 110 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.

Of those, 94 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. Six death records are pending.

The health department reports 6,164 people are considered recovered from the 7,327 positive cases, an increase of 215 people from August 5.

This means there are actually 1,053 active COVID-19 cases in the state as of August 6.

Burleigh County has 260 active cases as of August 6, the most in the state and more than double the number of active cases in Cass County (114). Morton County has 76 active cases.

Stark County has 79, Ward County has 41 and Williams County has 50 active cases.

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 213 on June 22.

After that, the statewide active cases have once again been trending upward.

According to the numbers, 84 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 August 6 (215) is higher than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (150).

48 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of August 6, an increase of 2 from August 5. A total of 408 hospitalizations have been reported since data tracking began.

COVID-19 cases have been reported in all 53 of North Dakota’s counties.

Cass County (3,006 cases) and Grand Forks County (662 cases) account for 50 percent of all positive North Dakota COVID-19 cases to date. Cass County alone accounts for 41 percent of all positive cases.

Burleigh County (1,108 cases) and Morton County (333 cases) together account for 20 percent of all positive COVID-19 cases to date.

Williams County is fifth with 263 cases.

Stark County has 248, Ward County has 209, Mountrail County has 123 and Stutsman County has 126 cases.

Other county numbers are available here.

A total of 165,701 unique individual tests have been conducted to date, with 158,374 coming back negative for COVID-19, or roughly a 4 percent cumulative positive rate.

How is COVID-19 being spread in the state? Community spread (2,770 cases), close contact with exposed individuals (2,440 cases) and household contact (1,240 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.

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