Almost Everybody Is Surviving the Coronavirus


As luck would have it, the most recent testing data from the state Department of Health has us landing on a nice, round number for the number of positive tests our state has seen since the pandemic began: 10,000.

The positive test rate for North Dakota (which is the percentage of individuals with positive tests divided by the total number of individuals tested) is 5.21%. That’s out of 192,018 individuals tested since the pandemic began.

Of the 10,000 who have tested positive, as of today, 8,064 individuals or more than 80% of the total, have made a full recovery.

Another 1,657 positives are still active. If we exclude them from the count, since their run-in with the virus isn’t completed yet, we’re left with a nearly 97% recovery rate.

North Dakota has seen 505 people hospitalized because of the coronavirus so far, meaning nearly 95% of people who have had the virus have been able to recover at home.

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