Active cases steadily dropping as North Dakota reports zero new COVID-19 deaths for third straight day


BISMARCK — Following are the North Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Sunday, May 23. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 26
  • TOTAL ACTIVE CASES: 562
  • TOTAL CASES: 109,603
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 107,534
  • DAILY TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 2.56%

Five counties recorded 0 positive cases. Burleigh and Cass Counties dropped below 100 active cases. Burleigh specifically had a decrease of 105 active cases to 88.

There are now only three counties with over 50 active cases with Ward , Burleigh and Cass Counties having 58, 88 and 84 cases respectively.

Hospitalizations, deaths

The state did not report any new deaths Sunday. The third day in a row with no Covid deaths.

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 288,897

  • COMPLETED SERIES (Two doses): 266,707

A total of 580,302 shots have been administered to North Dakotans. 44% of North Dakotans are fully-vaccinated. Residents are urged to seek more information at Health.ND.gov/covidvaccinelocator. This data hasn’t updated since Friday, May 21.

Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported 32.9 million COVID-19 cases and 586,793 deaths blaming the virus. 61.3% of Americans have received at least one vaccine.

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