The North Dakota Department of Health Friday morning confirmed 531 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing on December 2, bringing the total positives since testing began to 164,088.
The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 3,392 as of December 2, up 9 cases from December 1.
Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,433. They declined to 160 by July 5, but rose again to a high of 4,614 on October 6.
Of the 531 new positives on December 2:
- 169 were in Cass County
- 62 were in Burleigh County
- 51 were in Grand Forks County
- 35 were in Stark County
- 33 were in Ward County
- 17 were in Williams County
- 10 were in Morton County
5 new deaths were reported on December 1. The North Dakota Department of Health says it no longer publicly provides COVID-19 death information by sex, age, and location.
In November, 117 people died as a result of COVID-19, the sixth-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 1,912 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. No death records are pending.
Recoveries and Active Cases
The health department reports 158,784 people are considered recovered from the 164,088 positive cases, an increase of 522 people from December 1.
The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on December 2 (522) is lower than the number of COVID-19 cases reported that day (531).
177 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of December 2, up 10 from December 1. A total of 6,556people have been hospitalized since pandemic record-keeping began in March 2020.
Breakthrough Infections and Hospitalizations
As of December 2, the total number of North Dakotans with up-to-date vaccinations stands at 370,090. A total of 14,186 people who were fully vaccinated have later tested positive for COVID-19. These are known as “breakthrough cases.”
A total of 568 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 December 2, there have been 1,414 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, 72 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.