BISMARCK — The daily COVID-19 update posted Sunday by North Dakota health officials remained largely unchanged in the last 24 hours, with no new deaths or hospitalizations due to the coronavirus.
Officials confirmed 31 new cases since Saturday, increasing the total number of positive tests to 99,809 since the start of the pandemic. One in every 1,377 people in North Dakota tested positive in the past week, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers.
The rolling average number of daily new cases in the state over the last two weeks has remained mostly constant at about 79 per day. North Dakota ranks 46th in the country for new cases per capita in that span, researchers said.
The state's death toll remained at 1,445, which is 11th highest per capita, and hospitalizations stayed at 21, including three patients still in intensive care units.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.
Active cases fell to 605 statewide and to 110 in Burleigh-Morton counties.
All North Dakota counties are in the green "low" risk level on the state's five-level color-coded system. The risk level determines coronavirus-related protocols in place under the ND Smart Restart Plan for everything from businesses to family gatherings. Those protocols are not enforced. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/38npUYV.
The state's COVID-19 Smart Restart County Analysis data dashboard can be accessed at www.health.nd.gov/healthmetrics. A list of free testing offered by local public health units is at health.nd.gov/covidtesting. A list of vaccine priority groups can be found at https://www.health.nd.gov/covid-19-vaccine-priority-groups. People can go to health.nd.gov/covidvaccinelocator or call 866-207-2880 to see where COVID-19 vaccine is available near them.
For more detailed information on coronavirus in North Dakota, go to www.health.nd.gov/coronavirus.