BISMARCK — The following are the North Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of Monday, Oct. 11. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.
Statewide case rates
NEW CASES REPORTED MONDAY, OCT. 11: 230
ACTIVE CASES: 3,736
DAILY POSITIVITY RATE: 14.7%
TOTAL KNOWN CASES THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 138,181
TOTAL RECOVERED THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 132,803
North Dakota's active cases dropped by 173 from the previous day, but labs only processed 1,639 tests — well below average. Mondays often produce low testing totals.
Cass County, which encompasses Fargo, has the most active cases in the state at 707. Burleigh County, which includes Bismarck, has 658 active cases, and Ward County, which encompasses Minot, has 370. Rural Mercer County led a pack of western counties at the top of the list in cases per capita.
The state's 14-day rolling average positivity rate is 8%, the highest rate since mid December.
ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 211
TOTAL DEATHS: 1,642
The 211 residents reportedly hospitalized represent the highest figure since mid December. The most hospitalizations reported by the state was 332 in mid November.
Understaffed hospitals, both rural and urban, are straining under the pressure of rising COVID-19 hospitalizations and unusually high non-coronavirus admissions.
The state reported 14 available intensive care beds and 207 regular inpatient beds across the whole state on Sunday, though most of the open beds are located in small hospitals with limited capabilities. Fargo's three hospitals reported a combined nine ICU beds and five inpatient beds, while Bismarck's two hospitals reported zero open ICU or inpatient beds.
During the week of Oct. 10, the state reported that 72% of the 211 residents hospitalized were not fully vaccinated.
FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED*: 371,073 (55.8% of population ages 12 and up)
FULL VACCINE COVERAGE*: 345,232 (51.9% of population ages 12 and up)
*These figures come from the state's vaccine dashboard, though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes vaccinations performed at federal sites, reports slightly higher vaccination rates.
More information about vaccines can be found at www.health.nd.gov/covidvaccinelocator.
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