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Additional COVID-19 death in North Dakota, 90 more cases

May 22, 2020 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State health officials say another death is attributed to the coronavirus outbreak in North Dakota, bring the state’s toll to 52. The victim is a man in his 80s with underlying health conditions.

As of Friday, the state has 90 additional people who have tested positive for a total of 2,317 COVID-19 cases. Many more people, 1,463, have tested negative since Thursday with 60,513 negative cases.

Cass County continues to be the hot spot for the outbreak in North Dakota with 74 additional cases Friday.

Three more people have been sent to the hospital with coronavirus complications, bringing the number currently hospitalized to 39.

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The actual number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested and studies suggest people can be infected without feeling sick.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

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