BISMARCK — The following are COVID-19 case rates, deaths and hospitalizations tracked by the North Dakota Department of Health as of Wednesday, Nov. 24. Because all data are preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES REPORTED WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24: 530

  • ACTIVE CASES: 3,120

  • DAILY POSITIVITY RATE: 6.5%

  • TOTAL KNOWN CASES THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 159,842

  • TOTAL RECOVERED THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 154,855

North Dakota's active cases increased by 63 over the previous day.

Cass County, which encompasses Fargo, has the most active cases in the state at 800. Burleigh County, which includes Bismarck, has 389 active cases. Ward County, which encompasses Minot, has 262 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: 176

  • DEATHS REPORTED WEDNESDAY: 6

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,867

North Dakota reported nine COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, including two from Burleigh County and one each from Stark, McLean, Pierce and McHenry counties. The state has reported 76 deaths this month.

The state reported 13 available intensive care beds and 180 regular inpatient beds across the whole state on Tuesday, though most of four inpatient beds, while Bismarck's two hospitals reported two open ICU beds and six inpatient beds.

The state reported that 78% of the 182 residents hospitalized with COVID-19 this week were not fully vaccinated.

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 437,759 (56.2% of population)

  • FULL VACCINE COVERAGE: 370,014 (47.5% of population)

  • BOOSTER DOSES ADMINISTERED: 105,818 (13.6% of population)

The top two figures come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes vaccinations performed at federal sites, while the bottom figure comes from the state's vaccine dashboard, which gives a fuller picture of booster and third doses.

While North Dakota remains among the bottom states in overall vaccination rate, more than 100,000 residents have taken booster shots after completing their first series of the vaccine. Adults who are six months out from their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two months out from their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can seek the booster dose at one of North Dakota's 418 vaccine providers.

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