Coronavirus

North Dakota reports 5 new COVID-19 deaths

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health on Friday reported 5 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 8,226 active cases in the state, a decrease of 119 since Thursday. Grand Forks County reported the largest number of new cases with 123.  Cass County reported 122 cases.   BY THE NUMBERS  7,951 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 1,119,225…

Sanford talks its role in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The COVID vaccine is coming soon, and Sanford is getting prepared to handle it

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health is working hard to prepare its hospitals and clinics for the COVID-19 vaccine. Sanford has been in contact with governments across the states to make sure the facilities are ready to handle the vaccine. It’s still waiting on final details, like how much will be distributed to its locations. Each state will have its own…

MN, ND & SD Covid-19 cases & deaths update

NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA – North Dakota has 10 new coronavirus deaths and 952 new cases. Two deaths each are from Cass and Dickey counties. One person with the virus died in Foster County. North Dakota has more than 8,300 active Covid-19 cases. That’s 270 fewer since Wednesday. 302 people with the coronavirus are hospitalized. That’s five more…

Air Force nurse says she feels “proud” to support medical personnel in ND

She is joined by 59 Air Force nurses that will be working in the largest cities in North Dakota.

NORTH DAKOTA – Air Force Nurses arrive in North Dakota to help in the fight against COVID-19. “The people of North Dakota are great and they definitely need more nurses to support the rates that are climbing, ” says U.S Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Kathryn Juettner. U.S Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Kathryn Juettner did not hesitate when asked to come…

Assistant Secretary for Health For HSS Says Quarantine Guidelines Could Loosen Soon

Admiral Brett P. Giroir Joined KVRR's Morning Show Team To Talk About The Pandemic

    FARGO, N.D. – Admiral Brett P. Giroir is the Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS. He tells Adam Ladwig and Emily Welker that COVID-19 numbers could be turning the corner here in our region after being the worst in the nation for most of the past month. He tells us how we can make sure the curve goes…

UND student shares experience with contact tracing in a state where COVID-19 is surging

Kailee Leingang has shifted from identifying close contacts to being a case investigator.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Like many pursuing a career in the medical field, University of North Dakota nursing student, Kailee Leingang, felt compelled to do her part once the COVID-19 pandemic began. “I wanted to do as much as I could, but I knew that I didn’t have the license to do everything I wanted to do,” Leingang said. “If…

Community rallies for Jamestown man in the ICU with coronavirus

The pastor of the family's church decided to create the fundraiser to help with medical expenses and other bills.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – A GoFundMe is started for a Jamestown man who is in intensive care for COVID-19. Philip Cherney tested positive for the coronavirus at the beginning of November. Within a week, it got so severe they had to airlift him from Jamestown to a hospital in Fargo and put him on a ventilator where he’s been since. Cherney’s…

North Dakota has 6 new COVID-19 deaths, number of cases drops

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health is reporting 6 new deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 8,615 active cases in the state, a decrease of 292 since Tuesday. Cass County reported the largest number of new cases with 276.   BY THE NUMBERS  9,586 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 1,102,420 – Total tests completed since the pandemic began   1,096 –…

Staff shortages hit Minnesota nursing homes, National Guard deployed

St. Paul, Minn. – A surge in COVID-19 cases has led to critical staffing shortages at some Minnesota nursing homes and assisted living facilities, forcing the state to send the National Guard to help out. Gov. Tim Walz’s administration has also emailed state employees, asking them to consider volunteering at care facilities for two-week stints. The email says says no…