BISMARCK — Following are the North Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Thursday, April 15. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 168
  • TOTAL ACTIVE CASES: 1,174
  • TOTAL CASES: 105,380
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 102,731
  • DAILY TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 4%

North Dakota's active case count increased by 19 on Thursday. Cass County, which includes Fargo, reported 59 new cases. Cass County and Burleigh County, which includes Bismarck, account for about half of the state's active virus cases. The two-week rolling average positivity rate is 4.7%.

Hospitalizations, deaths

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  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 31

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: One

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,475

The health department reported the death of a Stark County woman in her 90s.

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 266,288 (45.5% of population)

  • COMPLETED SERIES (2 doses): 210,045 (35.9% of population)

North Dakota continues to be a national leader in vaccine distribution, with nearly 492,000 shots administered. The department urges residents to seek more information at www.health.nd.gov/covidvaccinelocator.

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