The North Dakota Department of Health Monday morning confirmed 197 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing on October 24, bringing the total positives since testing began to 145,003.

The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 3,030 as of October 24, down 144 cases from October 23.

The last time active positives were this high was December 13, 2020, when 3,013 active cases were reported.

Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,417. They declined to 126 by July 5, but have been steadily rising since then.

Of the 3,030 new positives on October 24:

  • 55 were in Cass County
  • 40 were in Burleigh County
  • 22 were in Stark County
  • 13 were in Ward County
  • 13 were in Morton County
  • 8 were in Grand Forks County
  • 7 were in Williams County

No new deaths were reported on October 24. The North Dakota Department of Health says it no longer publicly provides COVID-19 death information by sex, age, and location.

So far in October, 92 people have died as a result of COVID-19, the most deaths in a month this year since January, when 76 were reported.

The most deaths in a month from COVID-19 since tracking began came in November 2020, when 500 people died.

A total of 1,718 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.

Of those, 1,412 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 295 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. 5 death records are pending.

Recoveries and Active Cases

The health department reports 140,255 people are considered recovered from the 145,003 positive cases, an increase of 404 people from October 23.

The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on October 24 (404) is higher than the number of COVID-19 cases reported that day (197).


173 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of October 24, down 12 from October 23. A total of 5,801 people have been hospitalized since pandemic record-keeping began in March 2020.

Breakthrough Infections and Hospitalizations

As of October 24, the total number of North Dakotans fully vaccinated stands at 351,756. A total of 5,287 people who were fully vaccinated tested positive for COVID-19. These are known as “breakthrough cases.”

A total of 223 people who were fully vaccinated and tested positive for COVID-19 have been hospitalized. These are called “breakthrough hospitalizations.”

More on this data can be found directly on the NDDoH website by clicking here.


As of October 23, there have been 891 reinfections of COVID-19 since June 27, 2021. The NDDoH does not report whether these individuals who became reinfection were vaccinated.

Other Data

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 30 to 39 year age range have the most positive cases among those tested to date.

According to the data, 69 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.