• ​September 8 Press Conference Summary

    ​September 8 Press Conference Summary

    Current COVID-19 Case Numbers in North Dakota: 13,872 total positive cases, 2,264 active confirmed cases, 11,452 recovered, 156 deaths
    Speakers: Governor Burgum

    Focus: Individual Responsibility
    Additional points of note:

    • No changes in risk levels this week.
      • Cass, Stutsman, and McKenzie counties under review for potential elevated risk level next week.
      • Minnesota has seen an increase in COVID-19 positivity rates with a mask mandate.
    • Positivity/Cases
      • 49 of 53 counties have at least one active COVID-19 case. Burleigh 405, Grand Forks 383, Cass 345.
      • North Dakota ranks second for the highest testing rate per capita in the nation.
        • Governor urges people to wear masks, practice social distancing, and good hygiene.
      • Working on increased testing capacity on weekends.
        • Public and private higher educational institutions testing – 12,224 tests conducted, 832 positives, 6.8% positivity rate. 
    Other issues covered: September is national suicide prevention month.
    Next Press Conference: Monday, September 14, 3:30.