BISMARCK — Following are the North Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Thursday, April 22. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 168
  • TOTAL ACTIVE CASES: 1,151
  • TOTAL CASES: 106,385
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 103,750
  • DAILY TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 3.13%

North Dakota's active case count increased by 27 on Thursday. Cass County reported 40 positive cases, while Burleigh County reported 26 additional positive cases.

Hospitalizations, deaths

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  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 41

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED:

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,484

The number of North Dakotans hospitalized due to COVID-19 decreased by eight on Thursday. The number of residents hospitalized because of the illness has steadily increased throughout April.

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 272,009 (46.4% of population)

  • COMPLETED SERIES (TWO DOSES): 229,226 (39.1% of population)

A total of 519,575 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered statewide. However, state officials are concerned because demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has significantly slowed down, leaving unused doses sitting in storage. The Department of Health is encouraging residents to get vaccinated to help the state achieve herd immunity and prevent others contracting severe symptoms caused by the virus.

The Department of Health urges residents to seek more information at www.health.nd.gov/covidvaccinelocator.

Readers can reach reporter Michelle Griffith, a Report for America corps member, at mgriffith@forumcomm.com.

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