BISMARCK, ND (KXNET) — New COVID-19 cases in North Dakota have decreased slightly from the previous week, according to the latest weekly data from the North Dakota Department of Health released Friday.
For the week of March 17-23, 2023, new cases totaled 423, down 18 cases from the week before.
A total of 288,603 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the North Dakota since the health department began tracking the numbers in March 2020.
COVID numbers hit their highest mark during the week of January 14-20, 2022, when 15,879 cases were reported.
Through February 28, 2023, total of 22 people have died in North Dakota where COVID is listed as the leading cause of death, according to the most recent health department data posted online. A total of 306 people died in 2022 where COVID is listed as the leading cause of death, according to the most recent health department data posted online. The data reported is provisional, meaning the numbers are not yet considered official and may change.
Admissions to North Dakota hospitals involving COVID-19 case totaled 25 during the week, down 28 from last week.
The number of Intensive Care Unit beds occupied by COVID patients during the week totaled 2, down 5 from the week before.
The number of inpatient beds occupied by COVID patient during the week totaled 31, down 7 from the week before.
New COVID-19 cases by select counties during the week of March 17-23, 2023:
- Cass County: 79
- Ward County: 38
- Grand Forks County: 36
- Burleigh County: 36
- Morton County: 25
- Rolette County: 20
- Williams County: 14
- Stark County: 5
The health department compiles its weekly COVID data on a time frame that runs from the previous Friday to the current Thursday. The data is then reported weekly on Fridays.
You can find more COVID information at the North Dakota Department of Health website here.