The North Dakota Department of Health Tuesday morning confirmed 858 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing on November 29, bringing the total positives since testing began to 162,294.

The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 2,919 as of November 29, up 402 cases from November 28.

Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,432. They declined to 158 by July 5, but rose again to a high of 4,614 on October 6.

Of the 858 new positives on November 29:

  • 268 were in Cass County
  • 93 were in Burleigh County
  • 69 were in Grand Forks County
  • 55 were in Ward County
  • 51 were in Stark County
  • 32 were in Morton County
  • 31 were in Williams County

15 new deaths were reported on November 29. The North Dakota Department of Health says it no longer publicly provides COVID-19 death information by sex, age, and location.

So far in November, 99 people have died as a result of COVID-19, according to the health department’s COVID-19 web page.

In October, 166 people died as a result of COVID-19, the fourth-highest month for fatalities since COVID-19 tracking officially began in March 2020.

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

A total of 1,892 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.

Of those, 1,576 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 316 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. 10 death records are pending.

Recoveries and Active Cases

The health department reports 157,483 people are considered recovered from the 162,294 positive cases, an increase of 452 people from November 28.

The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on November 29 (452) is lower than the number of COVID-19 cases reported that day (858).


171 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of November 29, up 5 from November 28. A total of 6,480 people have been hospitalized since pandemic record-keeping began in March 2020.

Breakthrough Infections and Hospitalizations

As of November 29, the total number of North Dakotans with up-to-date vaccinations stands at 368,037. A total of 13,575 people who were fully vaccinated have later tested positive for COVID-19. These are known as “breakthrough cases.”

A total of 551 people who were fully vaccinated and later 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 November 29, there have been 1,362 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 20 to 29 year age range have the most positive cases among those tested to date.

According to the data, 71 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.