Update: Total coronavirus cases in N.D. now at 5
March 16, 2020
State health officials confirm four additional cases of novel coronavirus today in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) today confirmed four additional cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in residents from Cass, Ward and Burleigh counties. All the individuals have a travel history to impacted areas. So far in North Dakota, 253 individuals have been tested, 248 were negative and 5 are positive.
The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 from Cass County is a woman in her 20s and the individual from Ward County is a man in his 60s. The individuals who tested positive from Burleigh County were a man in his 50s and a women in her 20s. None of the four individuals are hospitalized and all are self-isolating at home.
Gov. Burgum held a press conference at 4:15 p.m. today (Tuesday, March 17), underscoring the importance of social distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus, and he announced that he will hold daily conferences moving forward as the situation develops.