Bismarck mayor urges wearing masks as coronavirus cases rise

Bismarck mayor urges wearing masks as coronavirus cases rise Click to Enlarge

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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