As North Dakota continues to lead the nation’s COVID-19 epidemic, multiple cities and tribal governments have joined various forms of mask missions in the past two weeks. Smyrna, Grand Forks, Devil’s Lake, Standing Rock Reservation and Bertholdburg Reservation have all increased their shelter guidance this week, which, under some form of requirement, has brought nearly half of the state’s population.
Burgum said: “This is about social psychology and the law.” He expressed support for any policy that can convince more people to comply with the cover-up law. Bourgum often expressed doubts about the benefits and execution of missions across the state, but he suggested that implementing stricter policies on a local level might persuade more people to join the cause.
He said: “If this works in their community, I think Hallelujah is like this.”
In addition to the local government that issued the requirements last week, many other communities in North Dakota have also chosen to perform tasks, including Fargo, West Fargo, Minot, Turtle Mountain Reserve and Spirit Lake Reserve.
Burgum hopes to reconcile the distinction between state-wide authorization and local authorization on Thursday, and at this point rejected a series of questions from reporters, saying that mask authorization is an obsession with the media.
But the Republican governor also made a strong tone on the severity of the virus, emphasizing the importance of controlling the current wave before closing outdoor gatherings completely in winter.
Burgom on Thursday raised eight counties in North Dakota to the state’s “high risk” level, including counties such as Big Fork, Devil Lake and Minot. High-risk names require companies to reduce their capacity to 25% and limit their upper limit to 50 people.
The state’s high-risk level previously required the closure of certain businesses, but when 16 counties were raised to a high level two weeks ago, Burgum adjusted these requirements. According to the state’s adjusted policy, counties are encouraged to rise to orange risk levels on Thursday, but there is no need to follow reduced capabilities and cover-up guidelines.
In order to flatten the steep coronavirus curve in North Dakota, Bourgham said the state is seeking to redouble its efforts to find and isolate asymptomatic cases entering the winter. The federal government announced earlier this week that it will send 220,000 rapid COVID-19 tests to North Dakota for use by states. Approximately 75,000 rapid tests have been sent directly to nursing homes. The newly developed test only takes 15 minutes to return results.
Burgum has talked about the use of these tests in nursing homes and schools in the past. US Assistant Secretary of Health Brett Giroir (Brett Giroir) said on Thursday that the governor is encouraged to use rapid testing rather than quantitative testing because weekly shipments are in progress.
New York State reports COVID deaths and pandemic records among 11 active cases
The new cover-up policy came as North Dakota reported a new COVID-19 positive record on Thursday, October 29, bringing the state to a pandemic again in active cases. With 11 deaths reported on Thursday, the state reached the doorstep of 500 virus deaths.
As North Dakota’s extended medical system continues to be under new pressure, the state Department of Health disclosed in its latest report that 184 people were hospitalized due to the virus.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, North Dakota remains the national leader in multiple disease outbreak rankings, reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths per capita in the country last week. The upper half of the Midwest has experienced a surge in the virus in the region. In the past month, the number of cases in South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Montana have all risen rapidly.
The state reported 1,222 new active cases on Thursday, a record of 6,771 new cases.
However, the total number of active cases reported daily by the Ministry of Health is tentative. In the past, the state reported a large backlog of collections, and retroactively disclosed nearly 500 unreported collections since the weekend at the beginning of the week. According to its health analysis team, the department has reported some delayed recovery, which means that the total number of daily active cases may be updated at a later date.
In recent weeks, there has been a severe outbreak in Ward County, including Minot, and the number of new cases and deaths rose sharply last week. The county reported 9 deaths on Tuesday, 5 deaths on Wednesday, and 3 more deaths on Thursday. Ward disclosed 165 new COVID positives in the state’s latest report, bringing the county’s total active count to 835, making it the third hot spot in the state, second only to densely populated Burleigh and Cass counties.
In addition to the deaths in Ward County, the state also reported single deaths in Cass, Dickey, Emmons, Logan, Stusman, McLean, Oliver, and Ransom County on Thursday, the state reported The total number of deaths reached 499.
On Thursday, North Dakota hospitals admitted six new COVID patients, bringing the number of hospitalizations across the state to a record 184. Initially, 103 patients were admitted to the hospital for other diseases, but later tested positive for COVID-19. 41 residents infected with the virus are receiving intensive care.
As COVID hospitalization is accompanied by pressure from healthcare staffing and high non-coronavirus admissions, the state is struggling to cope with the shortage of available hospital beds. According to the state’s latest data, there are 20 intensive care beds and 216 regular hospital beds across the state.
In the past week, Cass County, including Fargo, and Burleigh County, including Bursmack, have been competing for the state’s largest hotspot. Cass reported 278 new cases on Thursday, which is currently the largest outbreak in the state, with 1,220 active cases. Burleigh reported 169 new cases on Thursday, with 1,128 cases.
Grand Forks County is the fourth largest outbreak in the state, second only to Ward. The county reported 97 new cases on Thursday, with a total of 704 active cases.
Of the 8,402 residents tested in the last batch, about 15.6% tested positive, but 24.8% of the residents tested for the first time tested positive.
North Dakota did not report a 7-day rolling average of the positive rate, but the Forum News Service calculated that the positive rate for all residents tested was 11.8%, and the test for residents who had not been tested before was 20.8%.
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