The North Dakota Department of Health on Monday morning confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the state in testing on July 18, bringing the total number of positives since testing began to 111,019.
The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 182 as of July 18, up 4 cases from July 17.
Active positives peaked on November 13, 2020 at 10,408. They fell to 567 on February 28 of this year, but then started to rise again.
They peaked again on April 1 at 1,229 cases, but then declined to 116 on July 5. They have slowly increased since then.
Of the 11 new positives from July 18:
- 5 were in Ward County
- 4 were in Burleigh County
- 2 were in Cass County
- 0 were in County Stark
- 0 were in Morton County
- 0 were in Grand Forks County
- 0 were in Williams County
No new deaths were reported on July 18. The North Dakota Department of Health says it no longer publicly provides information on deaths from COVID-19 by gender, age and location.
A total of 1,537 people have died so far in North Dakota from COVID-19.
Of these, 1,259 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death records. Another 268 deaths occurred when COVID-19 was not the leading cause of death. A total of 9 death certificates are pending.
Recoveries and active cases
The health department reports that 109,300 people are considered cured of the 111,019 positive cases, an increase of 8 from July 17.
The number of people reported recovered from COVID-19 on July 18 (8) is lower than the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported that day (11).
9 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of July 18, no change from July 17. A total of 4,366 people have been hospitalized since pandemic record keeping began in March 2020.
Since the start of follow-up, cases of COVID-19 have been reported at one point or another in all 53 counties in North Dakota.
People aged 20 to 29 have the most positive cases among those tested to date.
According to data, 59% of all North Dakotas have been tested for COVID-19.
The results listed today cover all tests performed the day before.
You can learn more about daily statistics as well as other COVID-19 information and resources on the North Dakota Department of Health website. here.