The North Dakota Department of Health Monday morning has confirmed 255 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing September 13, bringing the total positives since testing began to 15,831.
The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 2,758 as of September 13. That’s up 4 cases from September 12.
Of the new positives, 42 were in Burleigh County and 13 were in Morton County. Both counties accounted for 22 percent of the new cases.
Williams County had 13 Stark County had 34 and Ward County had 6.
2 new deaths were reported: A woman in her 90s from Burleigh County and a woman in her 80s from Eddy County.
Both had underlying health conditions.
A total of 170 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.
Of those, 130 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 28 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. Twelve death records are pending.
The health department reports 12,903 people are considered recovered from the 15,831 positive cases, an increase of 161 people from September 12.
This means there are actually 2,758 active COVID-19 cases in the state as of September 13.
Burleigh County has 513 active cases as of September 13, the highest in the state. Grand Forks County has 273 active cases and Cass County has 452. Morton County has 217 active cases.
Cass and Grand Forks counties together account for 26 percent of all active COVID-19 cases in the state as of September 13.
Burleigh and Morton counties together account for 26 percent of all active COVID-19 cases as of September 13.
Stark County has 245, Ward County has 197 and Williams County has 171 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.
Active cases peaked again on September 5 at 2,393.
According to the numbers, 82 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 September 13 (161) is lower than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (255).
65 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of September 13, up 3 from September 12. A total of 643 hospitalizations have been reported since data tracking began. The average hospital stay has been 8 days.
COVID-19 cases have been reported in all 53 of North Dakota’s counties.
However, two counties currently have no active cases of COVID-19 as of September 8: Sheridan and Grant.
Cass County (4,294 cases) and Grand Forks County (1,934 cases) account for 39 percent of all positive North Dakota COVID-19 cases to date. Cass County alone accounts for 27 percent of all positive cases.
Burleigh County (2,685 cases) and Morton County (930 cases) together account for 23 percent of all positive COVID-19 cases to date.
Williams County has 669 total positive cases to date, Stark County has 1,115, Ward County has 745 and Mountrail County has 191.
Other county numbers are available here.
A total of 220,230 unique individual tests have been conducted to date, with 204,399 coming back negative for COVID-19, or roughly a 7 percent cumulative positive rate.
How is COVID-19 being spread in the state? Community spread (6,590 cases), close contact with exposed individuals (5,122 cases) and household contact (2,529 cases) are the top three reported.
While COVID-19 is seen as a virus that mostly impacts older people, in North Dakota, 61 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.
According to the data, 28 percent of all North Dakotans have been tested for COVID-19.
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.