11 deaths, 500 new cases of COVID-19 in ND, active cases statewide are 3,576 – Community News

11 deaths, 500 new cases of COVID-19 in ND, active cases statewide are 3,576

The North Dakota Department of Health confirmed 500 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Saturday morning during testing on Nov. 12, bringing the total number of positives since testing began to 154,950.

The number of currently active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 3,576 on Nov. 12, down from 68 cases from Nov. 11.

Active positives peaked at 10,427 on November 13, 2020. They fell to 140 on July 5, but rose again to a high of 4,601 on October 6.

Of the 500 new positives on November 12:

  • 135 were in Cass County
  • 51 were in Burleigh County
  • 42 were in Grand Forks County
  • 42 were in Williams County
  • 38 were in Stark County
  • 38 were in Ward County
  • 14 were in Morton County

On November 12, 11 new deaths were reported. The North Dakota Department of Health says it is no longer publicly providing information about deaths from COVID-19 based on gender, age and location.

In October, 162 people died from COVID-19, the fourth-highest month for fatalities since COVID-19 tracking officially began in March 2020.

The most deaths in a month from COVID-19 were in November 2020, when 500 people died.

In North Dakota, a total of 1,815 people have died as a result of COVID-19 so far.

Of those, 1,497 are directly attributable to COVID-19 according to official death registries. Another 307 deaths where COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death. 11 death certificates are pending.

Chargebacks and Active Cases

The health department reports that 149,559 people are considered to have recovered from the 154,950 positive cases, up from 596 people as of Nov. 11.

The number of reported people recovering from COVID-19 on November 12 (596) is higher than the number of COVID-19 cases reported that day (500).

hospital admissions

As of November 12, 148 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, 9 fewer than on November 11. A total of 6,168 people have been hospitalized since the pandemic’s registration began in March 2020.

Groundbreaking infections and hospitalizations

As of November 12, the total number of fully vaccinated North Dakotans stands at 361,389. A total of 11,700 fully vaccinated people later tested positive for COVID-19. These are known as ‘breakthrough cases’.

A total of 475 people who were fully vaccinated and later tested positive for COVID-19 have been hospitalized. These are called “breakthrough hospitalizations.”

More about this data can be found directly on the NDDoH website by clicking here.


As of November 12, there have been 1,179 re-infections of COVID-19 since June 27, 2021. The NDDoH does not report whether these reinfectioners have been vaccinated.

Other data

Since tracking began, cases of COVID-19 have been reported at one time or another in all 53 North Dakota counties.

Those in the 20-29 age bracket have the most positive cases among those tested to date.

According to the data, 70 percent of all North Dakotans have been tested for COVID-19.

The results reported today refer to all tests performed the previous day.

You can read more about daily statistics and other COVID-19 information and resources on the North Dakota Department of Health website here.