Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Rapid antigen tests (BinaxNOW, etc.) will be added to the website today. We’ll issue an updated news release when the website is live – your patience is appreciated.

A couple of things to note:

  • 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.
  • 1,871 antigen tests have been added to the totals. In addition, 12 deaths of individuals with COVID-19 who had tested positive with an antigen test. The past positive antigen tests and deaths 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. New deaths added to the dashboard:
    • Woman in her 80s from Burleigh County.
    • Man in his 80s from Cass County.
    • Man in his 60s from Cavalier County.
    • Man in his 80s from Dickey County.
    • Man in his 70s from Grand Forks County.
    • Woman in her 70s from Traill County.
    • Man in his 90s from Traill County.
    • Woman in her 80s from Sheridan County.
    • Man in his 80s from Stutsman County.
    • Woman in her 90s from Stutsman County.
    • Man in his 90s from Walsh County.
    • Man in his 60s from Williams County.
  • 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.

BY THE NUMBERS 

4,617 – Total Tests from Yesterday*

1,193,850 – Total tests completed since the pandemic began  

586 – Positive Individuals from Yesterday***** 

85,688 – Total positive individuals since the pandemic began 

11.18% – Daily Positivity Rate** 

4,774 - Total Active Cases  

+16 Individuals from Yesterday 

2,287 – Individuals Recovered from Yesterday (561 with a recovery date of yesterday****)  

79,849 – Total recovered since the pandemic began 
1,533 of the recovered individuals reported are due to the antigen tests being added.

337 – Currently Hospitalized  

+33 - Individuals from yesterday 

30 – New Deaths*** (1,064 total deaths since the pandemic began)

Please note that 19 of the 30 deaths were outside the typical 0-3-day lag in death reporting. It is more likely that a higher number of deaths are reported on Tuesdays because of the lag in reporting from over the weekend. The extra 12 deaths reflected in the total number from yesterday reflects the addition of the deaths of individuals who died and tested positive with an antigen test (see the bullets above).

INDIVIDUALS WHO DIED WITH COVID-19 

  • Woman in her 80s from Barnes County.
  • Woman in her 80s from Burleigh County.
  • Man in his 80s from Burleigh County.
  • Man in his 70s from Burleigh County.
  • Woman in her 80s from Burleigh County.
  • Man in his 70s from Cass County.
  • Man in his 80s from Cass County.
  • Man in his 80s from Foster County.
  • Man in his 80s from Grand Forks County.
  • Woman in her 70s from Grand Forks County.
  • Woman in her 60s from Mercer County.
  • Woman in her 80s from Morton County.
  • Woman in her 90s from Morton County.
  • Woman in her 90s from Pierce County.
  • Woman in her 90s from Pierce County.
  • Woman in her 80s from Pierce County.
  • Man in his 80s from Pierce County.
  • Man in his 80s from Ramsey County.
  • Man in his 90s from Renville County.
  • Woman in her 90s from Richland County.
  • Woman in her 90s from Rolette County.
  • Woman in her 80s from Stutsman County.
  • Woman in her 90s from Stutsman County.
  • Woman in her 90s from Stutsman County.
  • Woman in her 90s from Stutsman County.
  • Man in his 90s from Ward County.
  • Man in his 90s from Ward County.
  • Woman in her 90s from Ward County.
  • Man in his 60s from Ward County.
  • Man in his 80s from Williams County.

COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES REPORTED TODAY 

  • Barnes County – 8
  • Benson County - 6
  • Bottineau County – 2
  • Bowman County - 1
  • Burke County - 2
  • Burleigh County - 99
  • Cass County – 165
  • Dickey County – 8
  • Dunn County – 1
  • Eddy County – 1
  • Emmons County – 1
  • Foster County – 2
  • Golden Valley County - 1
  • Grand Forks County – 23
  • Grant County - 1
  • Griggs County - 2
  • Kidder County – 2
  • LaMoure County - 2
  • McHenry County – 5
  • McKenzie County - 6
  • McLean County – 4
  • Morton County – 45
  • Mountrail County – 4
  • Pembina County – 2
  • Pierce County - 3
  • Ramsey County – 21
  • Ransom County – 7
  • Renville County - 2
  • Richland County - 17
  • Rolette County – 12
  • Sargent County – 10
  • Sheridan County - 1
  • Stark County – 11
  • Stutsman County – 30
  • Towner County - 1
  • Traill County - 4
  • Walsh County - 5
  • Ward County – 52
  • Wells County - 2
  • Williams County – 15

* 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 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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