ND COVID-19 numbers announced on May 26

Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Results listed are from the previous day.


The lab experienced a recent malfunction on two pieces of lab equipment. Out of an abundance of caution, 82 positive results will be considered inconclusive and the individuals have been asked to retest. All the facilities involved have been notified. The issue was caught quickly and early; the malfunction has been corrected and has not impacted lab processing.

The retests will run over the next couple of days – an update will be provided in future news releases and more information will be provided at the news conference on Tuesday. For now, the previous results remain in the total positive count and will be adjusted after the results are in. More to come.

Total Retests Complete: 65

Positive: 1

Negative: 64

1 individual declined testing and is self-isolate at home


Cass County – 38

Grand Forks County – 3

Rolette County – 1

Walsh County – 1


85,479 – Total Number of Tests Completed* (+976 total tests from yesterday)

66,854 – Total Unique Individuals Tested* (+504 unique individuals from yesterday)

64,432 – Total Negative (+539 unique individuals from yesterday)

2,422 – Total Positive (43 unique individuals from yesterday)

Updated to reflect the change the reversal in positives due to the equipment malfunction in the lab.

4.4% – Daily Positivity Rate**

156 – Total Hospitalized (+2 individuals from yesterday)

40 – Currently Hospitalized (-1 individuals from yesterday)

1,701 – Total Recovered (+150 individuals from yesterday)

54 – Total Deaths (+0 individual from yesterday)

* Note that this does not include individuals from out of state and has been updated to reflect the most recent information discovered after cases were investigated.

**Because the serial tests completed and added to the total number of tests completed can result in new individuals who test positive, the daily positivity rate will be calculated using the total positives for the day by the daily number of tests completed instead of the daily number of unique individuals tested.

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 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.


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