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North Dakota records 47 virus cases for 2nd straight day



BISMARCK, N.D.  — North Dakota health officials on Monday confirmed a second straight day with 47 new COVID-19 cases and a third straight day with no deaths due to the coronavirus.

Officials with the state lab processed 1,701 tests in the last day, for a positivity rate of just over 3.6%. A total of 98,643 cases have been recorded since the start of the pandemic.

There were about 127 new cases per 100,000 people in North Dakota over the past two weeks, which ranks 50th in the country for new cases per capita, according to The COVID Tracking Project. One in every 1,720 residents tested positive in the past week.

Hospitalizations rose from 38 to 42 in the last day.

So far, 99,878 people in North Dakota have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and a total of 49,691 people — or 6.8% of the state’s population — have had two doses.

The number of active COVID-19 cases was 767 as of Monday, which is down 25.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.