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Health officials confirm 152 new coronavirus cases in ND

November 29, 2021 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The number of people who have died in November after contracting the coronavirus is a sharp contrast to the same month last year, new data from health officials showed.

The North Dakota Department of Health said Monday 85 people have died so far in November as a result of COVID-19, compared to 500 people who succumbed to virus complications in November 2020.

The number of active cases peaked on Nov. 13, 2020 when 10,432 people were positive for the coronavirus. A total of 1,877 people have died of COVID-19 so far in North Dakota.

Health officials confirmed 152 new coronavirus cases in North Dakota during testing Nov. 28, down 103 cases from the previous day. Current active cases in the state stand at 2,517. Most of the new cases, 78, are in Cass and Burleigh counties.

The health department reports 157,059 people have recovered after contracting COVID-19 in North Dakota, which has had 161,453 positive cases since testing began. The number of people who have recovered increased 265 from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28.

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The total number of North Dakotans with up-to-date vaccinations as of Nov. 28 stands at 366,710. A total of 13,500 people who were fully vaccinated later tested positive for COVID-19.

A total of 548 people who were fully vaccinated and later tested positive for COVID-19 have been hospitalized.