The North Dakota Department of Health Monday morning confirmed 30 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing May 23, bringing the total positives since testing began to 109,633.
The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 542 as of May 23. That’s down 20 cases from May 22.
Active cases haven’t been this low since July 9, 2020, when 543 active cases were reported.
Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,434. They declined to 595 on February 28 of this year, but then began rising once more. They peaked again on April 1 at 1,254 cases, but have been declining since then.
Since May 1, the number of active COVID-19 cases across the state has dropped roughly 46 percent, going from 995 on May 1 to 542 on May 23.
Of the new positives on May 23:
- 11 were in Burleigh County
- 6 were in Ward County
- 3 were in Stark County
- 2 were in Cass County
- 1 was in Grand Forks County
- 0 were in Williams County
- 0 were in Morton County
No new deaths were reported. The North Dakota Department of Health says it no longer publicly provides COVID-19 death information by sex, age and location.
A total of 1,507 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.
Of those, 1,239 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 260 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 107,584 people are considered recovered from the 109,633 positive cases, an increase of 47 from May 22.
The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on May 23 (47) is higher than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (30).
41 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of May 23, up 2 from May 22. A total of 4,253 people have been hospitalized since pandemic record-keeping began in March 2020.
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, 58 percent of all North Dakotans have been tested for COVID-19.
The results listed today 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.