North Dakota reports 48 virus cases
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota reported 48 people had tested positive for the coronavirus Sunday, bringing the statewide total for active cases to 1,111.
The average number of cases has been on the rise in recent weeks. Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases has increased by 20%, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers.
However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 276,426 people — representing over 36% of the state’s population — have received at least one dose of a vaccine. About 26% of people have completed the vaccination process, according to the CDC.
The state’s Department of Health did not report any new deaths on Sunday, but four people more people were hospitalized with the virus. There are a total of 35 people currently in the hospital with COVID-19, but only three were in intensive care units. Over the course of the pandemic, 1,471 North Dakotans have died after contracting COVID-19.