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: 74
1 individual declined testing and is self-isolate at home
INDIVIDUALS WHO DIED WITH COVID-19
- Woman in her 90s from Cass County with underlying health conditions.
- Woman in her 70s from Cass County with underlying health conditions.
COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES REPORTED TODAY
- Cass County – 16
- Grand Forks County - 1
BY THE NUMBERS
86,527 - Total Number of Tests Completed* (+1,048 total tests from yesterday)
67,340 – Total Unique Individuals Tested* (+486 unique individuals from yesterday)
64,901 – Total Negative (+469 unique individuals from yesterday)
2,439 – Total Positive (+17 unique individuals from yesterday)
1.6% – Daily Positivity Rate**
161 – Total Hospitalized (+5 individuals from yesterday)
40 – Currently Hospitalized (+0 individuals from yesterday)
1,762 – Total Recovered (+61 individuals from yesterday)
56 – Total Deaths*** (+2 individual from yesterday)
Please note that the website is updated to reflect a row in the death data that includes the addition of three individuals where COVID-19 was listed as the cause of death on the official death record, but there was not a positive COVID-19 test. These individuals are presumed positive by the health care provider based on symptoms and/or exposure.