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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.

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A coronavirus graphic. Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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%.

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 153

  • DEATHS: 11

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,939

Vaccinations

  • 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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Readers can reach reporter Adam Willis, a Report for America corps member, at awillis@forumcomm.com.

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