BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials said an additional eight people have died from complications due to COVID-19, and 169 more people have been confirmed to have the virus in the state, according to data released Saturday.
The new figures bring the state’s death toll to 1,411 and the total number of cases to 96,720 since the pandemic began. The state says 1,161 people are considered to have active cases of the virus, while 50 people are currently hospitalized.
According to Johns Hopkins University, over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases has decreased by 100.3, a decrease of 42.1%. There were 279.8 new cases per 100,000 people in North Dakota over the past two weeks, placing the state 50th in the country for new cases per capita.