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Saturday: 3.9% daily rate; 5,598 tests, 241 positive, 6 deaths

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Published: Dec. 19, 2020 at 12:02 PM CST
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - North Dakota confirmed a positive rate of 3.9%* Saturday. There are 154 currently hospitalized due to COVID. Out of 5,598 tests, 241 were positive. There were 6 new deaths (1231 total). 2,885 active cases.

BY THE NUMBERS

5,598 – Total Tests from Yesterday*

1,263,164 – Total tests completed since the pandemic began

241 – Positive Individuals from Yesterday*****

200 – PCR Tests | 41 antigen tests89,788 – Total positive individuals since the pandemic began

3.88% – Daily Positivity Rate**

2,885 - Total Active Cases

-176 Individuals from Yesterday

401 – Individuals Recovered from Yesterday (405 with a recovery date of yesterday****)

85,672 – Total recovered since the pandemic began

154 – Currently Hospitalized

+10 - Individuals from yesterday

6 – New Deaths*** (1,231 total deaths since the pandemic began)

INDIVIDUALS WHO DIED WITH COVID

  • Man in his 60s from Grand Forks County.
  • Man in his 80s from Grand Forks County.
  • Woman in her 90s from McLean County.
  • Man in his 90s from Ramsey County.
  • Man in his 80s from Stutsman County.
  • Man in his 70s from Walsh County.

COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES REPORTED TODAY

· Barnes County – 6

· Benson County – 1

· Billings County - 2

· Bottineau County – 3

· Bowman County - 4

· Burleigh County - 22

· Cass County – 49

· Cavalier County - 1

· Dickey County – 4

· Dunn County – 1

· Emmons County - 1

· Foster County – 3

· Golden Valley County - 1

· Grand Forks County – 7

· LaMoure County – 1

· Logan County - 1

· McHenry County – 3

· McIntosh County - 1

· McKenzie County - 2

· McLean County – 1

· Mercer County - 5

· Morton County – 16

· Mountrail County – 2

· Nelson County - 3

· Pembina County – 1

· Ramsey County – 4

· Ransom County – 4

· Renville County - 1

· Richland County - 7

· Rolette County – 10

· Stark County – 16

· Stutsman County – 16

· Towner County - 5

· Traill County – 1

· Walsh County - 2

· Ward County – 19

· Williams County – 15

* Note that this includes PCR tests and does not include individuals from out of state.

*Rate based on ‘susceptible test encounters.’ True rate based on all testing = 4.3%.

**Individuals who tested positive divided by the total number of people tested who have not previously tested positive (susceptible encounters). Antigen tests (positive or negative) are not included in the calculation.

*** Number of individuals who tested positive with a PCR or antigen test and died from any cause while infected with COVID-19. Please remember that deaths are reported as they’re reported to us by the facility or through the official death record (up to 10-day delay).

**** The actual date individuals are officially out of isolation and no longer contagious.

*****Daily positive numbers include people who tested with a PCR or antigen test. Totals may be adjusted as individuals are found to live out of state, in another county, or as other information is found during investigation.

For descriptions of these categories, visit the NDDoH dashboard.

For the most updated and timely information and updates related to COVID-19, visit the NDDoH website at www.health.nd.gov/coronavirus, follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

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