According to the Associated Press, the COVID Tracking Project reported that in the past two weeks, North Dakota has more than 1,442 new cases per 100,000 people, ranking first in the United States. According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, the rolling average number of new cases each day has increased by more than 40% in the past two weeks.
Since the pandemic in mid-March, there have been 33,860 recovered cases and 1,547 hospitalized cases across the state. The number of state residents who have received at least one coronavirus test is 289,520, and the total number of people tested is 845,567, including 8,402 completed on Wednesday.
Burgum said his government hopes to “double its efforts”
The governor said: “This will allow us to learn about 11 communities and the populations we can identify and test on a regular basis.” “This will help us really understand the spread of communities and may help us identify thousands of asymptomatic positive cases. “
By the end of the year, North Dakota will receive 220,000 fast-resulting coronavirus tests from the federal government. Approximately 61,000 such tests have arrived. Another batch will arrive at long-term care facilities.