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North Dakota reports 7th record day of active COVID-19 cases



BISMARCK – North Dakota health officials are reporting 713 new positive COVID-19 cases and 159 new active cases, along with eight additional deaths.

The update Wednesday came after The COVID Tracking project showed that the state topped 900 new cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks, based on numbers collected through Tuesday. That ranks first in the country for new cases per capita, ahead of No. 2 South Dakota’s figure of more than 832 new cases per 100,000 residents.

A total of 28,947 positive tests have been verified in North Dakota since the pandemic began. It was the seventh straight day of active cases, putting the total at 4,759.