North Dakota has administered two-thirds of COVID-19 vaccine
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials say data updated through Saturday shows that the state has administered about two-thirds of its COVID-19 vaccine.
The state has received 35,250 total doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and dispenses 22,241 doses, according to the state’s vaccine dashboard that is updated every Tuesday. The state ranks third in the country in first doses received per capita, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 17 new deaths due to complications from the coronavirus, including five people from Ramsey County. That high number follows Monday’s update from John Hopkins University researchers showing that the state had dropped from fourth to sixth highest in the country for deaths per capita.
A total of 1,329 people have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, including 178 in Burleigh County, 176 in Ward County and 172 in Cass County. No other county has recorded more than 100 deaths.
The Tuesday release listed 262 new virus cases in the last day and 93,494 overall. One in every 452 people in North Dakota tested positive in the past week, The COVID Tracking Project reported.
Health officials said hospitalizations dropped by five, to 93.