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Number of COVID deaths in North Dakota hits 125

August 16, 2020 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials said Sunday the number of COVID-19 deaths in the state has hit 125.

The North Dakota Department of Health reports four new deaths, including a woman in her 70s from Burleigh County with no underlying health conditions. The other deaths are a man in his 80s from Burleigh County, a man in his 40s from Sioux County and a man in his 60s from Stark County, all with underlying health conditions.

North Dakota confirmed 143 new coronavirus infections, raising the state’s total to 8,587 since the pandemic began. Of the new cases, 44 are in Burleigh County, 16 in Stark County, 14 in Grand Forks County, 13 in Ward County and 12 in Morton County.

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On Sunday, 54 patients were currently hospitalized, down one from the previous day.