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7 new COVID-19 deaths reported in North Dakota

Active cases fell by 112 from Wednesday's figure. Fargo's Cass County continued to lead the state in the category, with 781 active cases.

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BISMARCK — The following are COVID-19 case rates, deaths and hospitalizations tracked by the North Dakota Department of Health as of Friday, Nov. 26. 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. 26: 174

  • ACTIVE CASES: 3,008

  • DAILY POSITIVITY RATE: 4.65%

  • TOTAL KNOWN CASES THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 160,724

  • TOTAL RECOVERED THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 155,842

Active cases dropped by 112 from figures reported Wednesday, Nov. 24 .

Fargo's Cass County reported 39 new cases. Minot's Ward County added 22 new cases, while Bismarck's Burleigh County and Grand Forks County totaled 17 and seven new cases, respectively. Morton County and Williams County both tallied 10 new cases.

Cass County's 781 active cases are more than twice as many as the next closest county's figure. Active cases in Burleigh County numbered 360 Friday. Both numbers were down from Wednesday's report. Griggs County leads the state with the most active cases per 10,000 residents.

The 14-day rolling average positivity rate was 7.36%.

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Hospitalizations, deaths

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 178

  • NEW DEATHS REPORTED SINCE WENDESDAY: 7

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,874

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 438,649 (57.6% of population)

  • FULL VACCINE COVERAGE: 370,361 (48.6% of population)

  • BOOSTER DOSES ADMINISTERED: 108,795 (14.3% 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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Thomas Evanella is a reporter for The Forum. He's worked for The Forum for over three years, primarily reporting on business news. He's also the host of the InForum Business Beat podcast, which can be streamed at InForum.com/podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Reach him at tevanella@forumcomm.com or by calling 701-241-5518. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasEvanella.
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