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Two dead as hospitalizations and active COVID-19 cases decline in North Dakota – INFORUM

The state reported two deaths Sunday— one woman in her 80s from Burleigh County and one man in his 90s from Ward County.

Hospitalizations have plunged in the month of December. The state reported 319 hospitalized at the start of the month. Today, 106 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19 in North Dakota, and 14.06% staffed beds are available in the state.

Cass and Burleigh counties continue to report the highest number of cases in the state. Cass County added 38 cases, while Burleigh County, which includes Bismarck, reported 18 new cases.

Neighboring Morton and Stark counties now have 103 and 73 active cases, respectively. Grand Forks County documented 126 cases, Ward County reported 125 and Williston’s Williams County recorded 102 total cases.

Every county except Billings and Sheridan have active cases at the moment.

Ward and Burleigh counties have the highest number of deaths, with 170 dead of COVID-19. Cass County trails close behind with 164 deaths and Morton County with 86.

Slope, Golden Valley and Billings counties have had zero COVID-19 deaths.

Barnes, Bowman, Burke, Dickey, LaMoure, Logan, McKenzie, Morton, Ramsey, Ransom, Richland, Rolette, Sioux, Stark, Stutsman, Towner, Traill and Williams counties each added five or fewer new cases.

A total of 1,924 tests were conducted, and 88,177 North Dakotans have recovered from COVID-19.

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