The North Dakota Department of Health Monday morning confirmed 105 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing on August 22, bringing the total positives since testing began to 114, 915.
The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 1,508 as of August 23, up 9 cases from August 22.
The last time active positives were this high was January 15, when 1,487 cases were reported.
Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,409. They declined to 120 by July 5, but have been steadily rising since then.
Of the 105 new positives on August 19:
- 12 were in Cass County
- 29 were in Burleigh County
- 14 were in Ward County
- 0 were in Stutsman County
- 8 were in Grand Forks County
- 7 were in Williams County
- 14 were in Stark County
No deaths were reported on August 22. The North Dakota Department of Health says it no longer publicly provides COVID-19 death information by sex, age, and location.
A total of 1,551 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.
Of those, 1,269 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 271 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. A total of 11 death records are pending.
Recoveries and Active Cases
The health department reports 111,856 people are considered recovered from the 114,915 positive cases, an increase of 105 people from August 22.
The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on August 22 (105) is equal to the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (105).
66 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of August 22, up 7 from August 21. A total of 4,538 people have been hospitalized since pandemic record-keeping began in March 2020.
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, 61 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.