BISMARCK — Following are North Dakota's COVID-19 case rates, deaths and hospitalizations during the week of June 5 to 11.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES REPORTED DURING WEEK OF JUNE 5: 236
  • ACTIVE CASES AS OF JUNE 11: 350
  • TOTAL CASES THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 110,386
  • TOTAL RECOVERED THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 108,516

North Dakota's active cases decreased in the state by 60 over the previous week. Burleigh County, which includes Bismarck, has the most known active cases with 76. Cass County, which includes Fargo, has the second most with 47. Ward, Williams, Grand Forks and McKenzie counties each have more than 20 known active cases.

The state's rolling 14-day average positivity rate for its COVID-19 cases sits at 2.7%, the lowest since March.

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Hospitalizations, deaths

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS AS OF JUNE 11: 20

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED SINCE JUNE 5: 5

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,520

The department reported five COVID-19 deaths in the last week, including three in Ward County, which includes Minot. The other two deaths came in Grand Forks and Burke counties. Hospitalizations dropped to the lowest point since March. The majority of those hospitalized in the state are between 60 and 79 years old.

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 297,240 (49.8% of adult population)

  • FULL VACCINE COVERAGE: 278,952 (46.8% of population)

North Dakota's once rapidly climbing vaccination rate has slowed as hesitancy toward the shot persists, particularly in the western part of the state and among younger residents. Only rural Dickey County has administered a first dose of the vaccine to the targeted 70% of the population.

The health department urges residents 12 and older to get vaccinated and seek information at www.health.nd.gov/covidvaccinelocator.

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