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North Dakota reports 191 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota health officials reported 191 new positive coronavirus cases and two new deaths on Tuesday.

The number of new positive cases included 30 in Burleigh County and 12 in neighboring Morton County. The counties that include the Bismarck metropolitan area have taken over as the state’s hot spot for the virus in recent weeks.

The cases reported Tuesday raise the statewide total since the pandemic reached North Dakota in mid-March to 12,000.

North Dakota’s death toll from the coronavirus was 145 as of Tuesday.

The victims were a man in his 70s from Morton County, and a woman in her 80s from Burleigh County. Officials said they both had underlying health conditions.

The number of active cases in North Dakota totals 2,245, down 131 from Monday.

The number of North Dakota patients currently hospitalized was 62 on Tuesday, down eight from Monday. There were 171 new recoveries reported, bringing the total number to 9,610 since the pandemic began.