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One death, 37 new cases of COVID-19 reported Sunday

One death, 37 new cases of COVID-19 reported Sunday

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19.

One additional death related to COVID-19 and 37 new cases of the coronavirus disease have been confirmed in North Dakota, according to information Sunday from the North Dakota Joint Information Center.

A woman in her 80s and with underlying health conditions died in Cass County, where 15 of the new cases were reported. She is the 79th person to die with the disease in North Dakota.

Burleigh County had seven new cases, Grand Forks County five, Williams three, Stark two, and the counties of Grant, McIntosh, Mountrail, Traill and Walsh each had one new case.

One more person was hospitalized, the center said. Of the 226 people who have been hospitalized, 24 remain so. Twenty more people have recovered, bringing that total to 3,139. Active cases total 277 -- 68 of them in Burleigh-Morton.

State and private labs have performed 177,229 tests on 103,925 people. Negative results stand at 100,430, up by 1,369 from the previous day. Positive results number 3,495. The center reported that 3,227 tests were completed in the last day and that 1,406 of those were people tested for the first time.

Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health this week is once again sponsoring free coronavirus testing in its parking lot at 500 E. Front Ave. in Bismarck. Testing is Monday and Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. People are asked to enter the agency's parking lot from Front Avenue and exit the parking lot to the west via Fifth Street. For those unable to use a vehicle, walk-up testing is available near the east building entrance.

Online registration is offered but not required. People who want to preregister for Monday can go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-19-testing-event-tickets-111076751554. For Tuesday, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-19-testing-event-tickets-111084526810.

Most people who get COVID-19 recover, experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough. Others, especially the elderly and people with existing health problems, can experience more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover.

For more information on coronavirus in North Dakota, go to www.health.nd.gov/coronavirus.

Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or Travis.Svihovec@bismarcktribune.com

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