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The North Dakota Department of Health Wednesday morning confirmed 583 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing on October 19, bringing the total positives since testing began to 142,985.

The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 3,470 as of October 19, up 160 cases from, October 18.

The last time active positives were this high was December 11, 2020, when 3,583 active cases were reported.

Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,417. They declined to 127 by July 5, but have been steadily rising since then.

Of the 583 new positives on October 19:

  • 118 were in Cass County
  • 71 were in Stark County
  • 68 were in Ward County
  • 52 were in Burleigh County
  • 37 were in Grand Forks County
  • 33 were in Williams County
  • 24 were in Morton County

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

A total of 1,698 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.

Of those, 1,392 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 293 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 137,817 people are considered recovered from the 142,985 positive cases, an increase of 438 people from October 18.

The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on October 19 (438) is lower than the number of COVID-19 cases reported that day (583).


199 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of October 19, up 1 from October 18. A total of 5,734 people have been hospitalized since pandemic record-keeping began in March 2020.

Breakthrough Infections and Hospitalizations

As of October 19, the total number of North Dakotans fully vaccinated stands at 349,703. A total of 7,828 people who were fully vaccinated tested positive for COVID-19. These are known as “breakthrough cases.”

A total of 363 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 19, there have been 849 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, 68 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.

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