Richland confirms 5 new, 34 active COVID-19 cases Thursday

Thursday’s five new local COVID-19 cases are down from the six new confirmed Wednesday, March 3, according to North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) data. The 34 active cases are level with the 34 confirmed Wednesday.

Richland County, North Dakota, confirmed five new and 34 active COVID-19 cases Thursday, March 4. The county dropped Thursday to No. 7 for COVID-19 activity throughout North Dakota. It previously ranked No. 6 for two days.

Thursday’s five new local COVID-19 cases are down from the six new confirmed Wednesday, March 3, according to North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) data. The 34 active cases are level with the 34 confirmed Wednesday. Richland County had five new recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed on the same day as five new cases were confirmed, resulting in no change in the number of active cases.

Richland County has had 1,771 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, 1,721 recoveries and 16 deaths from or related to the disease to date, NDDoH reported. The most recent local COVID-19 death was confirmed Jan. 29, 2021. A total of 110 new COVID-19 tests were administered locally.

Williams County, North Dakota, confirmed 40 active COVID-19 cases and ranked No. 6 Thursday. Morton County, North Dakota, confirmed 21 active cases and ranked No. 8.

North Dakota’s COVID-19 or related death toll held Thursday at 1,448 individuals. A total of 119 new cases were confirmed Thursday, NDDoH reported. The state confirmed 665 active cases. On Wednesday, North Dakota had 111 new and 605 active COVID-19 cases.

A total of 7,478 new COVID-19 tests have been administered statewide, NDDoH confirmed. Sixty new recoveries were confirmed Thursday.

To date, 241,102 doses of the 254,155 COVID-19 vaccine doses received in North Dakota have been administered. A total of 4,449 doses have been administered in Richland County. A total of 49,759 doses have been administered in Cass County, North Dakota.

A total of 142,513 North Dakota residents have received at least one dose of vaccine as of Thursday. The state has a population of 762,062, according to NDDoH. Richland County has a population of 16,177.

Twenty-two individuals statewide were hospitalized Thursday with COVID-19, NDDoH reported. The number is up from 20 hospitalizations on Wednesday.

NDDoH confirmed 114 active COVID-19 cases statewide Thursday among ages 30-39. Coming in second was the 20-29 age group, with 104 active cases statewide. The 40-49 age group had 98 confirmed active cases statewide.

A total of 21 COVID-19 or related deaths in February 2021 have been confirmed to date. Of the 1,448 cumulative deaths throughout North Dakota, 915 have been among ages 80 and older.

Twenty of North Dakota’s 53 counties confirmed no new COVID-19 cases Thursday. Nine counties reported no active cases. Thirty-six counties confirmed 18 or fewer active cases, including six counties each confirming one active case.

The five counties with the most new COVID-19 cases Thursday included Cass County, 34 cases; Williams County, 12 cases; Stark County, 10 cases; Burleigh County, seven cases; and Grand Forks County, six cases.

The five counties with the most active COVID-19 cases Thursday included Cass County, 141 cases; Burleigh County, 79 cases; Ward County, 60 cases; Stark County, 53 cases; and Grand Forks County, 51 cases.

More than 41.1 percent of the Richland County population has been tested for COVID-19 as of Thursday, NDDoH reported. Exactly 53.25 percent of the North Dakota population has been tested.

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