BISMARCK — Following are North Dakota's COVID-19 case rates, deaths and hospitalizations during the week of June 12 to June 18.

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 299,540 (50.2% of adult population)

  • FULL VACCINE COVERAGE: 282,386 (47.4% of population)

North Dakota's once rapidly climbing vaccination rate has slowed as hesitancy toward the shot persists, particularly in the western part of the state and among younger residents. Only rural Dickey County has administered a first dose of the vaccine to the targeted 70% of the population. The statewide one dose administration rate crossed the 50% barrier this week, but the metric only increased by about two percentage points.

The health department urges residents 12 and older to get vaccinated and seek information at www.health.nd.gov/covidvaccinelocator.

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Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES REPORTED DURING WEEK OF JUNE 12: 160
  • ACTIVE CASES AS OF JUNE 18: 252
  • TOTAL CASES THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 110,544
  • TOTAL RECOVERED THROUGHOUT PANDEMIC: 108,769

North Dakota's active cases decreased in the state by 98 over the previous week. Cass County, which includes Fargo, has the most known active cases with 40. Burleigh County, which includes Bismarck, has the second most with 39. Williams and Grand Forks counties each have more than 20 known active cases.

The 252 active cases reported on Friday is the lowest total since late June of last year. The state's rolling 14-day average positivity rate for its COVID-19 cases sits at 2.2%, the lowest since this March.

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS AS OF JUNE 18: 20

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED SINCE JUNE 12: 3

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,523

The department reported three COVID-19 deaths in the last week, two in Burleigh County and one in McKenzie County. Hospitalizations did not change over the last week and are at their lowest level since March.

Readers can reach reporter Adam Willis, a Report for America corps member, at awillis@forumcomm.com.

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