ND Department of Health discusses COVID-19 breakthrough cases

"We will have breakthrough cases, it's inevitable and no vaccine is perfect."

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — The North Dakota Department of Health is discussing breakthrough and reinfection data concerning COVID-19. As more people receive their vaccines against COVID-19 some who are fully vaccinated are testing positive for the virus. Health officials are calling those breakthrough cases. “A breakthrough case is an individual that tests positive for COVID-19 after they are fully vaccinated….

Essentia Health Launches Serology Testing

The Serology tests will be sent to Mayo Clinic Laboratories.

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health has begun serology testing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Serology testing will help determine if someone has had recent or prior infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. According to Essentia Health physician Dr. Elena Rodgers-Rieger, serology testing is “a blood-based test that looks for the presence of antibodies, which are produced by the immune…