Bismarck mayor urges wearing masks as coronavirus cases rise
Pat Sweeney | Aug 4, 2020 AT 5:25 pm
The mayor of North Dakota’s capital city has appealed to residents to wear masks. Bismarck Mayor Steve Bakken's comments came as the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Bismarck metropolitan area topped 1,000 and the number of active cases statewide hit a new high. North Dakota health officials reported 149 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday and two new deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 107. North Dakota’s active cases on Tuesday was 1,111, a sum that has about quadrupled in the past month, and coincides with the reopening of state’s economy and increased testing. Forty-eight of North Dakota’s 53 counties had at least one active case on Tuesday.
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