ND reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths; total now 38
BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota health officials reported two new deaths Tuesday from COVID-19, bringing the state’s death toll to 38.
According to the North Dakota Department of Health, the latest deaths are a woman in her 100s and a woman in her 70s, both from Cass County and both with underlying health conditions.
North Dakota reports 53 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the number of cases in the state to 1,571. Of the new cases, 44 are in Cass County, which leads the state with 866 cases. Grand Forks County reports five new cases, bringing that county’s total to 293, second in the state. Burleigh, Stutsman, Ward and Williams counties each reported one new case.
The number of patients currently hospitalized in North Dakota with the coronavirus rose by four from the previous day, bringing the total to 38. The number of people tested for the virus rose by 818 from Monday, for a total of 47,832 people tested.
For most people, the 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.