The North Dakota Department of Health Friday morning confirmed 656 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing on September 30, bringing the total positives since testing began to 132,808.
The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 4,334 as of September 30, up 304 cases from September 29.
The last time active positives were this high was December 6, 2020, when 4,324 active cases were reported.
Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,417. They declined to 136 by July 5, but have been steadily rising since then.
Of the 656 new positives on September 30:
- 135 were in Cass County
- 113 were in Burleigh County
- 57 were in Ward County
- 53 were in Morton County
- 50 were in Stark County
- 37 were in Grand Forks County
- 32 were in Williams County
1 new death was reported on September 30. The North Dakota Department of Health says it no longer publicly provides COVID-19 death information by sex, age, and location.
A total of 1,611 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.
Of those, 1,329 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 278 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. A total of 4 death records are pending.
Recoveries and Active Cases
The health department reports 126,863 people are considered recovered from the 132,808 positive cases, an increase of 699 people from September 29.
The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on September 30 (699) is higher than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (656).
161 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of September 30, up 33 from September 29. A total of 5,260 people have been hospitalized since pandemic record-keeping began in March 2020.
Breakthrough Infections and Hospitalizations
As of September 30, the total number of North Dakotans fully vaccinated stands at 340,161. A total of 5,257 people who were fully vaccinated tested positive for COVID-19.
A total of 243 people who were fully vaccinated and tested positive for COVID-19 have been hospitalized.
More on this data can be found directly on the NDDoH website by clicking here.
As of September 30, there have been 588 reinfections of COVID-19 since June 27, 2021. The NDDoH does not report whether these individuals who became reinfection were vaccinated.
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, 66 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.