BISMARCK — The following are the North Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Friday, April 2. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 165
  • TOTAL ACTIVE CASES: 1,227
  • TOTAL CASES: 103,460
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 100,767

  • DAILY TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 3.7%

North Dakota's active case count increased by six on Friday. Cass County, which includes Fargo, reported 79 new cases and has nearly half of the state's active cases. Statewide, 613 active cases were reported March 2, and since then, North Dakota's active cases have more than doubled.

Hospitalizations, deaths

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  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 23

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: Zero

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,466

As active virus cases have climbed in recent weeks, deaths have not followed suit. The health department reported no virus-related deaths on Friday and an increase of two hospitalizations.

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 243,098 (41.6% of the population)

  • COMPLETED SERIES (2 DOSES): 166,191 (28.5% of population)

With a total of more than 425,000 shots administered, North Dakota remains a national leader in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. The state has opened up its vaccine eligibility to all in the general public who are over 16 years old. The Department of Health urges residents to seek more information at www.health.nd.gov/covidvaccinelocator.

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