BISMARCK — North Dakota reported zero COVID-19 deaths on Friday, March 5, while active cases held steady in the mid-600s.

This week, some local vaccine providers progressed to the third phase of the vaccine rollout, known as Phase 1C, opening immunization shots to essential workers and anyone with an underlying condition in some parts of the state.

Following are the North Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Friday. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 95
  • TOTAL ACTIVE CASES: 666
  • TOTAL CASES: 100,278
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 98,164
  • DAILY TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 1.98%
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North Dakota's active case count increased by one on Friday. Cass County reported 14 positive cases, while Burleigh County reported 12 additional cases.

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 2

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: zero

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,448

For the second day in a row on Friday, the Department of Health reported no COVID-19 deaths.

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 147,791 (or 20.1% of the population)

  • COMPLETED SERIES (2 DOSES): 82,556 (11.2% of the population)

North Dakota continues to rank among the top states in the country in the vaccine rollout. A total of 249,154 shots have been administered to North Dakotans, and 98% of the doses received by the state have been administered. The Department of Health urges residents to seek more information at www.health.nd.gov/covidvaccinelocator.

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Readers can reach reporter Adam Willis, a Report for America corps member, at awillis@forumcomm.com.