BISMARCK — The following are COVID-19 case rates, deaths and hospitalizations tracked by the North Dakota Department of Health as of Tuesday, Nov. 16. Because all data are preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES REPORTED TUESDAY, NOV. 16: 780
  • ACTIVE CASES: 3,267
  • DAILY POSITIVITY RATE: 10.1%
  • TOTAL KNOWN CASES THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 156,114
  • TOTAL RECOVERED THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 151,024

Cass County, which encompasses Fargo, had the most known active cases on Tuesday with 821 cases. Burleigh County, which includes Bismarck, had 419 active cases, and Ward County, which includes Minot, had 270.

The state's 14-day rolling average positivity rate was 7.3% as of Tuesday, Nov. 16.

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Hospitalizations, deaths

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 161

  • DEATHS: 8

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,823

North Dakota reported eight new COVID-19 deaths on Monday, pushing November's death toll to 33. October was by far the state's deadliest month of the pandemic so far this year, with 164 registered virus deaths.

The state reported 12 available intensive care beds and 174 regular inpatient beds across the state in the latest numbers, though most of the open beds are in small hospitals with limited capabilities. Fargo's three hospitals reported a combined six ICU beds and 13 inpatient beds, while Bismarck's two hospitals reported no open ICU beds and three inpatient beds.

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 426,001 (66.9% of population ages 12 and up)

  • FULL VACCINE COVERAGE: 366,668 (57.5% of population ages 12 and up)

  • BOOSTER DOSES ADMINISTERED: 73,058 (21% of population ages 18 and up)

These figures come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes vaccinations performed at federal sites and reports slightly higher vaccination rates than the state's vaccine dashboard.

The Department of Health encourages individuals to get information about vaccines at www.health.nd.gov/covidvaccinelocator.

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Readers can reach reporter Adam Willis, a Report for America corps member, at awillis@forumcomm.com.