LAB EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION
The lab experienced a recent malfunction on two pieces of lab equipment. Out of an abundance of caution, 82 positive results will be considered inconclusive and the individuals have been asked to retest. All the facilities involved have been notified. The issue was caught quickly and early; the malfunction has been corrected and has not impacted lab processing.
The retests will run over the next couple of days - an update will be provided in future news releases and more information will be provided at the news conference on Tuesday. For now, the previous results remain in the total positive count and will be adjusted after the results are in. More to come.
Total Retests Complete: 65
1 individual declined testing and is self-isolate at home
COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES REPORTED TODAY
- Cass County – 38
- Grand Forks County - 3
- Rolette County – 1
- Walsh County - 1
BY THE NUMBERS
85,479 - Total Number of Tests Completed* (+976 total tests from yesterday)
66,854 – Total Unique Individuals Tested* (+504 unique individuals from yesterday)
64,432 – Total Negative (+539 unique individuals from yesterday)
2,422 – Total Positive (43 unique individuals from yesterday)
Updated to reflect the change the reversal in positives due to the equipment malfunction in the lab.
4.4% – Daily Positivity Rate**
156 – Total Hospitalized (+2 individuals from yesterday)
40 – Currently Hospitalized (-1 individuals from yesterday)
1,701 – Total Recovered (+150 individuals from yesterday)
54 – Total Deaths (+0 individual from yesterday)