BISMARCK — Following are the North Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Saturday, April 17. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 142

  • TOTAL ACTIVE CASES: 1,173

  • TOTAL CASES: 105.696

  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 103.044

  • DAILY TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 4.67%

Of the new cases announced Saturday, 37 came from Cass County, while the active cases count in that county dropped by 27. The county still leads the state by a considerable margin in active cases at 397, while Burleigh County is second with 163 after an additional 21 cases were announced. Morton County reported another 12 new cases. Walsh reported 14 cases with Grand Forks adding 11, which brings the county to 140 active cases. The 14-day rolling average positivity rate sits at 4.6%. Newly recovered individuals was 136 announced Saturday.

Hospitalizations, deaths

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  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 35

  • NEWLY-REPORTED DEATHS: 1

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,479

One new death was reported by the department Saturday. Cass County leads the state in total deaths with 200, while Ward has 194, and Burleigh has 189. Of the total deaths in the state, 930 are of individuals 80 years and older. Current hospitalizations rose by four from Friday, April 16.

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 267,570 (45.7% of population)

  • COMPLETED SERIES (Two doses): 215,180 (36.8% of population)

North Dakota continues to be a national leader in vaccine distribution, with more than 499,000 shots administered. The department urges residents to seek more information at www.health.nd.gov/covidvaccinelocator.