Governor Doug Burgum will hold a press briefing at 3:30 p.m. to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in North Dakota.
You can watch the briefing live at the KX News website.
The North Dakota Department of Health Friday morning has confirmed 9 new cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota during testing April 9, bringing the statewide total to 278.
It is one of the lowest daily positives in several days. Out of 618 tests conducted Thursday, the 9 positives represent just barely 1.5 percent.
105 people are considered recovered from the 278 positive cases.
This means there are actually 173 active COVID-19 cases in the state as of April 9.
13 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of April 9, out of a total of 36 hospitalizations reported since data tracking began.
6 people have died as a result of COVID-19.
A total of 9,608 tests have been conducted to date, with 9,330 coming back negative for COVID-19.
30 of North Dakota’s 53 counties have confirmed cases of COVID-19, or more than half of the counties in the state.