The North Dakota Department of Health Wednesday morning confirmed 630 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing on November 16, bringing the total positives since testing began to 156,740.
The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 3,424 as of November 16, up 157 cases from November 15.
Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,427. They declined to 143 by July 5, but rose again to a high of 4,601 on October 6.
Of the 630 new positives on November 16:
- 140 were in Cass County
- 60 were in Burleigh County
- 58 were in Ward County
- 52 were in Grand Forks County
- 38 were in Williams County
- 33 were in Stark County
- 26 were in Morton County
8 new deaths were reported on November 16. The North Dakota Department of Health says it no longer publicly provides COVID-19 death information by sex, age, and location.
In October, 162 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 1,831 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.
Of those, 1,521 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 310 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 151,485 people are considered recovered from the 156,740 positive cases, an increase of 485 people from November 15.
The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on November 16 (485) is lower than the number of COVID-19 cases reported that day (630).
148 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of November 16, down 13 from November 15. A total of 6,243 people have been hospitalized since pandemic record-keeping began in March 2020.
Breakthrough Infections and Hospitalizations
As of November 16, the total number of North Dakotans fully vaccinated stands at 363,437. A total of 12,182 people who were fully vaccinated have later tested positive for COVID-19. These are known as “breakthrough cases.”
A total of 490 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 16, there have been 1,215 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, 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.