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North Dakota reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 23 new infections

May 31, 2020 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials on Sunday reported one new COVID-19 death, raising the state’s toll to 61 since the pandemic began.

The latest death was a man in his 90s from Cass County who had underlying health conditions.

The North Dakota Department of Health reported 23 new confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the state’s total to 2,577. Cass County, which includes the Fargo area, reported 20 new cases Sunday. Cass County leads the state in confirmed cases, with 1,705. Burleigh, Stark and Traill counties each reported one new case.

Officials said 36 patients are currently hospitalized, up two from Saturday’s report.

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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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