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North Dakota reports new daily high of coronavirus cases



BISMARCK – North Dakota remains among the nation’s hot spots for the coronavirus spread, with health officials reporting a new daily high of new cases.

Health officials confirmed 877 new cases of the virus on Friday and 18 additional deaths. Since the pandemic began, the state has seen a total of 388 deaths and more than 30,000 total cases.

The surge in cases and deaths statewide spurred Gov. Doug Burgum to raise the coronavirus risk level in several North Dakota counties this week. But he issued no mandated restrictions.

The new deaths include 10 women and eight men, all in their 60s or older. All had underlying health conditions.