“The intention is to go back to the way we do it, but much of that will be determined by where the numbers go and where the resource needs are,” health department spokeswoman Nicole Peske told the Tribune.
The health ministry on Wednesday reported 10 new coronavirus-related deaths, including two in Burley County. Public health officials also reported 516 new cases of COVID-19, including 42 in Burley County and 16 in Morton County, increasing the state̵
Active cases across the country fell slightly to 5974. They also fell slightly in Burley-Morton, to 1269. This was the first time in 14 days that active cases across the country had not set a record.
Health officials reported the deaths of a man and a woman from Burley, both in the 1970s, and eight other coronavirus-related deaths in Emans, Kidder, McLean, Oliver, Stutsman and Ward counties. All had major medical conditions. Their deaths led to a total state pandemic of 422. Burley County has 74 deaths and another 48 in Morton.
Hospitalizations have increased by seven to 152. There are 224 hospital beds available in North Dakota on Wednesday, plus 17 intensive care beds, according to state data. There were 10 beds with staff plus one bed for the intensive care unit in Bismarck: nine beds, but no intensive care unit in CHI St. Alexius Health and one bed plus one intensive care unit at Sanford Health.