Coronavirus claims nearly 20 more lives in North Dakota

December 24, 2020 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The coronavirus has played a role in nearly 20 more deaths in North Dakota, health officials reported Thursday.

The state reported 17 new deaths, all people between the ages of 60 and 100. North Dakota’s overall death toll now stands at 1,260.

Health officials also reported they had confirmed another 226 cases. The state has now seen 90,948 cases since the pandemic began in March, with 2,321 cases currently active. The state’s daily positivity rate stands at 2.7%.

Four more people were hospitalized, bringing the number of hospitalized coronavirus patients to 122.