BISMARCK — The following are COVID-19 case rates, deaths and hospitalizations tracked by the North Dakota Department of Health as of Friday, Nov. 19. Because all data are preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES REPORTED FRIDAY, NOV. 19: 474

  • ACTIVE CASES: 3,445

  • DAILY POSITIVITY RATE: 5.7%

  • TOTAL KNOWN CASES THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 157,851

  • TOTAL RECOVERED THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 152,556

North Dakota's active cases dropped by 97 from the previous day.

Cass County, which encompasses Fargo, has the most active cases in the state at 861. Burleigh County, which includes Bismarck, has 417 active cases. Ward County, which encompasses Minot, has 323 active cases. Traill County leads the state in cases per capita.

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The state's 14-day rolling average positivity rate is 7.4%.

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 137

  • DEATHS REPORTED FRIDAY: 12

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,850

North Dakota reported 12 COVID-19 deaths Friday as fatalities reported in November rose to 58.

COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped by 11 from the previous day, but the state's medical centers continue to deal with a crunch on capacity, mostly due to high noncoronavirus admissions.

The state reported 14 available intensive care beds and 169 regular inpatient beds across the whole state in the latest data, though most of the open beds are located in small hospitals with limited capabilities. Fargo's three hospitals reported a combined five ICU beds and two inpatient beds, while Bismarck's two hospitals reported zero open ICU beds and seven inpatient beds.

During the week of Nov. 14, the state reported that 82% of the 153 residents hospitalized were not fully vaccinated.

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 433,341 (56.9% of population)

  • FULL VACCINE COVERAGE: 368,413 (48.3% of population)

  • BOOSTER DOSES ADMINISTERED: 81,135 (22% of fully vaccinated population)

These figures come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes vaccinations performed at federal sites and reports slightly different vaccination rates than the state's vaccine dashboard.

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