North Dakota reports 11 new COVID-19 deaths, active cases back over 3,000
Active virus cases have bounced between the mid-2,000s and low 3,000s in recent weeks.
BISMARCK — The following are COVID-19 case rates, deaths and hospitalizations tracked by the state Department of Health as of Wednesday, Dec. 8. Because all data are preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.
Statewide case rates
NEW CASES REPORTED: 472
ACTIVE CASES: 3,038
DAILY POSITIVITY RATE: 6.1%
TOTAL KNOWN CASES THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 165,845
TOTAL RECOVERED THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 160,868
Cass County, which encompasses Fargo, has by far the most active cases in the state at 938. Burleigh County, which includes Bismarck, has the second most active positives with 377.
The state's 14-day rolling average positivity rate is 7.5%.
ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 153
TOTAL DEATHS: 1,939
FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 447,470 (57.4% of population)
FULL VACCINE COVERAGE: 376,592 (48.3% of population)
BOOSTER DOSES ADMINISTERED: 129,485 (16.6% of population)
The top two figures come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , which includes vaccinations performed at federal sites, while the bottom figure comes from the state's vaccine dashboard , which gives a fuller picture of booster and third doses.
The Department of Health encourages individuals to get information about vaccines at www.health.nd.gov/covidvaccinelocator .
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