North Dakota reported 105 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The state now has 1,508 actives cases. 236 are breakthrough cases (15.65% of active cases), meaning they are among people who are fully vaccinated.
The North Dakota Department of Health Tuesday morning reported 267 new positive cases of COVID-19, which puts the state at more than 1,000 active infections. This is the first time the state has reported more than 1,000 active cases since early May.
ND COVID CasesAs of Wednesday 7/21, North Dakota’s 14-day rolling average positivity rate is 1.8%. In total, there have been 111,093 confirmed cases and 1,538 total deaths attributed to COVID-19 in North Dakota.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky says she expects the delta variant will become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States. The delta variant, first detected in India, has become dominant in Britain.
The death rates — posted online this week by federal health authorities — add to the growing body of evidence that the number of lives lost directly or indirectly to the coronavirus in the U.S. is far greater than the officially reported COVID-19 death toll of nearly 600,000 in 2020-21.
Envoys from World Trade Organization member nations are taking up a proposal to ease patents and other intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines to help developing countries fight the pandemic.
An article on seven U.S. teen boys in several states, published online Friday in Pediatrics, is among the latest reports of heart inflammation discovered after COVID-19 vaccination, though a link to the vaccine has not been proven.
The International Olympic Committee says more than 80% of athletes and staff staying in the Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay will be vaccinated — and they are expected to remain largely in a bubble at the village and venues.