The North Dakota Department of Health Thursday morning confirmed 248 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing January 13, bringing the total positives since testing began to 95,378.
The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 1,764 as of January 13. That’s up 15 cases from January 12.
The last time active positives were that low was Aug. 26, when 1,734 active positives were reported.
Active positives peaked on November 13 at 10,222, and have been declining since then.
Of the new positives:
- 54 were in Cass County
- 35 were in Burleigh County
- 20 were in Stark County
- 19 were in Ward County
- 19 were in Grand Forks County
- 12 were in Morton County
- 12 were in Williams County
Eight new deaths were reported:
- Woman in her 70s from Burleigh County.
- Man in his 70s from Cass County.
- Man in his 90s from Cass County.
- Man in his 90s from Emmons County.
- Man in his 70s from Pembina County.
- Woman in her 70s from Sargent County.
- Man in his 60s from Ward County.
- Man in his 80s from Ward County.
A total of 1,365 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.
Of those, 1,137 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 220 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. A total of 8 death records are pending.
Recoveries and Active Cases
The health department reports 92,249 people are considered recovered from the 95,378 positive cases, an increase of 194 people from January 12.
The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on January 13 (194) is lower than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (248).
78 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of January 13, up 6 from January 12. A total of 3,689 people have been hospitalized since reporting began in March.
Since tracking began, COVID-19 cases have been reported at one time or another in all 53 of North Dakota’s counties.
Those in the 20 to 29 year age range have the most positive cases among those tested to date.
According to the data, 51 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.