BISMARCK — Following are the North Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Wednesday, March 31. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 211
  • TOTAL ACTIVE CASES: 1,140
  • TOTAL CASES: 103,091
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 100,485
  • DAILY TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 4.44%

North Dakota's active case count increased by 96 on Wednesday. Cass County reported 102 positive cases, while Grand Forks County reported 25 additional positive cases. The number of active cases in North Dakota has increased by almost 60% in the last week. Active cases declined in January and February, but March has seen the number of active cases steadily rise

Hospitalizations, deaths

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  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 19

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,466

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 232,696 (40% of population)

  • COMPLETED SERIES (Two doses): 151,362 (26% of population)

A total of 399,030 shots have been administered to North Dakotans. The state has opened up its vaccine eligibility to all in the general public who are over 16 years old. The Department of Health urges residents to seek more information at www.health.nd.gov/covidvaccinelocator.

Readers can reach Forum News Service reporter Michelle Griffith, a Report for America corps member, at mgriffith@forumcomm.com.

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