DEATHS

COVID-19 By The Numbers For March 31, 2020

FARGO, N.D. — Eight new cases of coronavirus are confirmed in Cass County, bringing the county’s total to 31, and putting the county in the lead in the state. Burleigh County with Bismarck comes in next with 30 cases. The majority of the confirmed cases is through community spread. We crunched the numbers and the current rate of infection in…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For March 30, 2020

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is reporiting it’s second and third coronavirus-related deaths. They include a McHenry County woman in her 80’s and a Morton County man in his 70;s. Both had underlying conditions and both got the virus through community spread. North Dakota now has 109 positive cases, up 11 from Sunday. 19 people are currently hospitalized due to…

IMHE Forecasts COVID-19 Peak Day For Deaths In The Region

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington

FARGO, N.D. — The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington is projecting the peak day for daily deaths from coronavirus in each state. In Minnesota, they forecast the peak is three weeks away on April 21 with 70 COVID-19 deaths. They are projecting around 2,100 deaths into August. North Dakota’s projected peak is April 26…

43 Flu-Related Deaths in Minnesota this Season

MINNEAPOLIS–Health officials say influenza remains widespread throughout Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s weekly report, six more people have died from the flu, bring the total number of deaths this season to 43, including one child. The department says there have been 182 hospitalizations and 87 school outbreaks in just a week. Categories: Health, Minnesota News Tags: DEATHS,…

Fargo Cass Public Health Hosts A Walk-In Flu Clinic

There has been an increase of Influenza cases in the area.

FARGO, N.D. – After the holiday season, Fargo Cass wants to remind people it’s not too late to get a flu shot. There have been 25-hundred reported cases of influenza in North Dakota, where as this time last year there were 870. There have been 27 pediatric deaths nationwide due to influenza this year. “The single most important thing to…

Minnesota Reports 2 More Vaping Related Deaths

Minnesota has 73 people with confirmed or probable cases of lung illness due to vaping.

MINNEAPOLIS–Minnesota health officials are reporting the state’s second and third deaths due to lung illnesses caused by vaping. The Department of Health said Wednesday both deaths involved people over age 50 who died in September after complicated hospitalizations. One had vaped several products including THC, the compound that gives marijuana its high. The other patient had vaped unknown products in…

Officers to Work Extra DWI Enforcement Shifts

Drunk-driving related crashes contributed to 84 deaths in Minnesota in 2018.

St. Paul, MN–Officers, deputies and troopers from more than 300 agencies will be working extra DWI enforcement shifts starting August 16 and running through September 2. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported a significant increase in drunk-driving related crashes that contributed to¬†84 deaths in Minnesota in 2018, the most since 2015. DPS also reported that nearly 27,000 drivers were…

Fatalities on Minnesota Roads Increase in 2018

380 people lost their lives on highways in Minnesota this past year

BARNESVILLE, Minn. —¬†Preliminary reports from the Minnesota State Patrol say that 380 people died in fatal crashes in 2018, twenty more than in 2017. More than 120 were alcohol related, while 90 involved people not wearing their seatbelts. The report says more than sixty of those deaths occurred since November. Officers say seeing the preliminary numbers reinforces their goal to…

Both Sides of the River Aiming for Zero Deaths from Traffic Crashes

Those with "Toward Zero Deaths" like to compare it to a roller coaster

FARGO-MOORHEAD — West Central Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths stakeholders and North Dakota Vision Zero join forces to launch the national seat belt enforcement campaign. Local officials and medical professionals are warning people in the community. Authorities from both North Dakota and Minnesota are partnering up to remind you that before you stick those keys in the ignition to reach out…

North Dakota Seeing 10 Deaths This Flu Season

There were 619 flu cases reported to the state health department last week

  NORTH DAKOTA — Two more people have died of flu-related complications in North Dakota. State health officials say this brings a total of 10 people who have died this flu season. There were 619 flu cases reported to the state health department last week and that brings the total number of reported cases to more than 2,500. Officials say…