The North Dakota Department of Health Saturday morning confirmed 120 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing on April 2, bringing the total positives since testing began to 103,577.
The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 1,212 as of April 2. That’s down 15 cases from April 1.
The last time active positives were at that level was January 22, when 1,159 active positives were reported.
Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020, at 10,427. They declined to 559 on February 28 but have been steadily rising since then.
Of the new positives, more than half are from Cass County:
- 44 were in Cass County
- 20 were in Grand Forks County
- 14 were in Burleigh County
- 1 was in Williams County
- 4 were in Stark County
- 8 were in Ward County
- 11 were in Morton County
No new deaths were reported.
A total of 1,466 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19.
Of those, 1,209 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 244 deaths are where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. A total of 13 death records are pending.
Recoveries and Active Cases
The health department reports 100,899 people are considered recovered from the 103,577 positive cases, an increase of 135 from April 1.
The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on April 2 (135) is higher than the number of new COVID-19 cases reported that day (120).
26 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of April 2, up 3 from April 1. A total of 3,951 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, 54 percent of all North Dakotans have been tested for COVID-19.
The health department is releasing test results daily around 11:00 a.m. The results 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.