Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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UPDATE on the DASHBOARD:  With the addition of the antigen tests, it caused the dashboard to become overwhelmed and process too slow to update before the system timed out. The team continues to work hard on a solution and is hoping to have all of the pages back up later today. For now, you’ll find the first page of the dashboard posted on the website shortly.

A couple of things to note about the addition of the antigen testing:

  • The NDDoH is following the guidance from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) – the independent professional body that determines case definitions for the country. CSTE guidance and the CDC indicate that someone who has a positive antigen test for COVID-19 should be considered a probable case. Probable cases receive the same level of case investigation and follow-up as cases confirmed using a PCR test.
  • PCR tests and antigen tests are displayed separately on the first page of the dashboard and are broken out into daily and cumulative totals on the second page. For the rest of the graphs and maps, totals include both PCR tests and antigen tests combined.
  • Antigen tests are not taken into account in the percent positivity. Some testing facilities are not reporting all antigen testing. As a result, we do not know the total number of negatives and total tests completed to be able to calculate a positivity rate. 
  • Positive antigen tests have been added to the totals. The past positive antigen tests and 12 deaths reported yesterday are reflected on the dashboard on the actual day they were resulted. So, the daily new positives reported today are the PCR tests and antigen tests reported from yesterday, as is usually done.

BY THE NUMBERS 

9,032 – Total Tests from Yesterday*

1,208,966 – Total tests completed since the pandemic began  

575 – Positive Individuals from Yesterday***** 

521 – PCR Tests | 54 antigen tests
86,707 – Total positive individuals since the pandemic began 

6.28% – Daily Positivity Rate** 

4,596 - Total Active Cases  

+42 Individuals from Yesterday 

493 – Individuals Recovered from Yesterday (423 with a recovery date of yesterday****)  

81,008 – Total recovered since the pandemic began 

302 – Currently Hospitalized  

+18 - Individuals from yesterday 

23 – New Deaths*** (1,103 total deaths since the pandemic began)

Please note that due to an extra lag in reporting 17 out of the 23 deaths reported today were outside of the typical 0-3-day lag in reporting (15 were from November).

INDIVIDUALS WHO DIED WITH COVID-19 

  • Man in his 80s from Burleigh County.
  • Woman in her 80s from Burleigh County.
  • Woman in her 80s from Burleigh County.
  • Woman in her 90s from Burleigh County.
  • Man in his 80s from Cass County.
  • Man in his 80s from Cass County.
  • Man in his 60s from Dickey County.
  • Woman in her 80s from Grand Forks County.
  • Man in his 70s from McKenzie County.
  • Man in his 90s from McLean County.
  • Man in his 80s from Morton County.
  • Woman in her 80s from Morton County.
  • Man in his 80s from Pembina County.
  • Woman in her 90s from Pierce County.
  • Woman in her 80s from Pierce County.
  • Woman in her 40s from Ramsey County.
  • Woman in her 80s from Renville County.
  • Woman in her 90s from Stutsman County.
  • Woman in her 70s from Stutsman County.
  • Woman in her 60s from Stutsman County.
  • Man in his 80s from Stutsman County.
  • Man in his 90s from Traill County.
  • Man in his 80s from Wells County.  

COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES REPORTED TODAY 

  • Adams County - 1
  • Barnes County – 12
  • Benson County - 5
  • Bottineau County – 3
  • Bowman County - 1
  • Burke County - 1
  • Burleigh County - 84
  • Cass County – 136
  • Cavalier County - 3
  • Dickey County – 7
  • Divide County - 1
  • Dunn County – 3
  • Eddy County – 2
  • Emmons County - 1
  • Golden Valley County - 2
  • Grand Forks County – 35
  • Grant County - 2
  • Griggs County – 1
  • Kidder County – 1
  • LaMoure County – 3
  • Logan County – 5
  • McHenry County – 3
  • McIntosh County - 2
  • McKenzie County - 9
  • McLean County – 13
  • Mercer County - 11
  • Morton County – 28
  • Mountrail County – 6
  • Nelson County – 3
  • Pembina County – 4
  • Pierce County - 1
  • Ramsey County – 10
  • Ransom County – 4
  • Richland County - 15
  • Rolette County – 48
  • Sargent County – 3
  • Sheridan County - 2
  • Sioux County – 6
  • Slope County - 1
  • Stark County – 7
  • Stutsman County – 13
  • Towner County - 6
  • Traill County - 12
  • Walsh County - 5
  • Ward County – 35
  • Wells County - 3
  • Williams County – 16

* Note that this includes PCR tests and does not include individuals from out of state.

**Individuals who tested positive divided by the total number of people tested who have not previously tested positive (susceptible encounters). Antigen tests (positive or negative) are not included in the calculation.

*** Number of individuals who tested positive with a PCR or antigen test and died from any cause while infected with COVID-19. There is a lag in the time deaths are reported to the NDDoH.

**** The actual date individuals are officially out of isolation and no longer contagious.

*****Daily positive numbers include people who tested with a PCR or antigen test. Totals may be adjusted as individuals are found to live out of state, in another county, or as other information is found during investigation.

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