Burley County of Bismarck reported 78 new cases, leading the state. Stutsman County of Jamestown added 49 new cases, while Cass County of Fargo recorded 45 new cases.
Grand Forks County added 31 new cases. Ward County of Minot, Williams County of Williston and Stark County of Dickinson recorded 13, 12 and 11 new cases, respectively. McLean County added nine new cases and Morton County registered eight new cases.
Adams, Barnes, Bottineau, Bowman, Cavaliers, Dickie, Divide, Foster, Hettinger, LaMoure, McHenry, McIntosh, McKenzie, Mercer, Pembina, Pierce, Pierce, Ramsey, Richland, Rowlett, Trail and Walsh each in four or fewer new cases. Are counted.
The positivity rate was 6.21% from 4,780 new exam results announced on Sunday morning.
The department also announced the death of a new person from the virus. The deceased was a Sioux County male in his 70s with underlying health conditions. The state’s total death toll from the death virus rose to 156.
Of the state’s deaths, 126 list COVID-19 as the primary cause, while 35 others list the virus as a secondary cause or record pending records. The state also reported four individuals who were found to be COVID-19 positive at the time of death, although they never tested positive for the virus. Currently, the mortality rate for northern bandits infected with COVID-19 is 1.16%.
Active cases increased from 115 to 2,654, an epidemic for the state. Active cases have climbed 18% since the beginning of September. The increase in active cases prompted North Dakota Governor Doug Bergam to raise risk levels in Barnes, Benson, Burleigh, Grand Forks, McLean, Morton, Grand Forks, Stark and Williams by low to moderate Thursday, Sept. 3.
For the second consecutive week, Grand Forks County leads the state in active matters. The county currently has 469 active cases, down 19% from seven days. As of Sunday morning, the University of North Dakota had 115 “current self-reported” cases among faculty, staff and students, a 64% decrease from the previous Sunday.
Burleigh County reported 455 active cases on Sunday, up from five a week earlier.
There are 412 active cases in Cass County, up 54% since last Sunday, the third highest of any county in the state. On Friday morning, September 4, North Dakota State University reported 119 COVID-19 cases among students and staff. An additional 121 students are in quarantine in university accommodation.
Stark County’s active cases increased by 13% to 235 over the previous week. Dickinson State University has reported 31 active cases and 13 recoveries.
Active cases were recorded 160 in Stutsman County, 150 in Williams County, 142 in Morton County and 128 in Ward County. All other North Dakota counties have 59 or fewer active cases and four rural counties – Grant, Oliver, Rainville and Sheridan – had zero active cases on Sunday.
Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has exacerbated 6,181,474 cases of COVID-19 and 187,159 deaths from the virus.
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