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ND COVID-19 numbers announced on June 5

Clarification of COVID-19 Mass Testing Results from First District Health Unit

Today the State of North Dakota reported that 358 tests from Ward County were processed in the 24 hours ending at midnight last night. Few, if any, of these tests are from the mass testing drive-through event on Wednesday, June 3. Several other testing events were also scheduled Ward County this week, including a large testing event at Trinity Health, as well as tests ordered for symptomatic individuals. The two positive tests reported in Ward County today were identified as close contacts to an existing case.

Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Results listed are from the previous day.

NOTEWORTHY

· Just a reminder that late last week we added serology numbers to the website, as well as made improvements and expanded what is being reported for long-term care.

· Beginning tomorrow, the public health hotline will be available Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The hotline currently runs 7 days a week, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

INDIVIDUALS WHO DIED WITH COVID-19

Man in his 90s from Cass County with underlying health conditions.

Man in his 80s from Cass County with underlying health conditions.

Woman in her 80s from Cass County with underlying health conditions.

Woman in her 70s from Cass County with underlying health conditions.

Man in his 60s from Grand Forks County.

COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES REPORTED TODAY

Burleigh County – 2

Cass County – 32

Mercer County – 1

Richland County – 1

Sioux County – 1

Stutsman County – 1

Ward County – 2

BY THE NUMBERS

107,509 – Total Number of Tests Completed* (+2,624 total tests from yesterday)

76,856 – Total Unique Individuals Tested* (+1,112 unique individuals from yesterday)

74,111 – Total Negative (+1,073 unique individuals from yesterday)

2,745 – Total Positive (+40 unique individuals from yesterday)

A duplicative case reported yesterday from Cass County was removed from the total.

1.5% – Daily Positivity Rate**

180 – Total Hospitalized (+5 individuals from yesterday)

30 – Currently Hospitalized (-2 individuals from yesterday)

2,242 – Total Recovered (+33 individuals from yesterday)

71 – Total Deaths*** (+5 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.

*** Number of individuals who tested positive and died from any cause while infected with COVID-19.

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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