NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Delta variant cases on the rise in ND

"The CDC estimates about 56 percent of the cases in our region are the Delta variant."

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — Concerns over a possible surge in COVID-19 cases run high as more cases of the Delta variant make their way to North Dakota. As Delta variant cases grow throughout the nation health experts warn of growing cases throughout the upper Midwest. “It’s more easily transmissible and it’s now making up more than half of the cases…

NDDoH expert: No concerns about vaccinated people ditching masks

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — An epidemiologist with the North Dakota Department of Health says vaccinated people should have no concerns about ditching face masks. Brenton Nesemeier says recent studies show that the COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping people out of hospitals and from dying. As of Tuesday, 52 percent of people in Cass County are fully vaccinated against the…

North Dakota health officials advise taking precautions to prevent tick bites

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Officials with the North Dakota Department of Health say now is the time to start thinking about protecting yourself from tick bites. They say the highest risk of tick borne disease transmission is between late spring and early fall. Some things people can do to avoid tick bites include wearing long sleeves and pants in wooded…

Every North Dakota eligible for Covid-19 vaccine by end of March

"I'm here to announce that starting on March 29th any North Dakotan who wishes to be vaccinated may receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they're age eligible."

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Anyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine in North Dakota will be eligible to get one by the end of the month. “I’m here to announce that starting on March 29th any North Dakotan who wishes to be vaccinated may receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they’re age eligible,” North Dakota Department of Health’s Immunization Program…

Childcare Workers Can Start Getting COVID-19 Vaccines In Fargo & Grand Forks

FARGO, N.D. — Public Health units in Fargo and Grand Forks are inviting childcare workers to COVID-19 vaccine clinics starting this week. Childcare workers are one of the priority groups included in Phase 1B which also includes older people and those with underlying health conditions. Childcare workers who work for themselves should complete the COVID-19 Vaccine contact form with Fargo…

NDDoH Public Health Lab malfunction affects 600+ COVID-19 tests

BISMARCK, N.D. – On January 8, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) Public Health Laboratory identified a software malfunction on a piece of laboratory equipment. The software malfunction was limited to one platform and affected a total of 641 positive COVID-19 results of 102,562 resulted on the machine between Nov. 7, 2020 and Jan. 8, 2021. The issue has been…

North Dakota receiving fewer COVID-19 vaccine doses than expected

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota is receiving fewer COVID-19 vaccine doses than anticipated, according to the Department of Health’s Immunization Program Manager. Molly Howell says the state is receiving about 10,000 doses per week, which is roughly 50 percent less than what was expected. Those who’ve received their first dose can get their second one beginning this week. 1,046 North…

North Dakota has 13 additional Covid-19 related deaths, eight more people in hospitals

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota is reporting 13 more covid-related deaths, pushing the total to 915. Two of the deaths in the Sat. report were of Cass County residents, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s. Cass County reported 135 new positive infections. The number of people hospitalized statewide is up by eight to 317. –…

North Dakota has 11,124 active COVID-19 cases

FARGO, ND — North Dakota Department of Health reported 10 additional deaths Sunday from COVID-19. There are currently 11,124 active cases in the state, 187 were reported since Saturday. North Dakota has 322 people hospitalized with COVID-19. BY THE NUMBERS  8,049 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 1,008,066 – Total tests completed since the pandemic began   935 – Positive Individuals from Yesterday*****  63,796 – Total positive individuals…

19 more deaths reported from COVID-19 in North Dakota

BISMARCK, ND  – Saturday’s COVID-19 report for The North Dakota Department of Health shows 825 new active cases with a positivity rate of 17%. The new active case count is 11,311. Testing numbers came out of 14,654 total tests conducted with 2,278 yielding positive results. North Dakota’s recovery total is 50,285 as 1,426 were included in Saturday’s reporting. Deaths with…