Positivity rates are climbing, faster in Ward and Williams than elsewhere, but they are still climbing. Burleigh, Cass, Grand Forks, and Morton counties are all increasing and are at or near 15% for positivity rates (for the 15 day MA). It is not really a surprise to see discussions about the capacity of the health system when you see these levels of positivity.
Of course, with such high positivity you do get the increases in hospitalizations and the chance of more deaths. We see that happening for all the counties, though again rates of increase vary.
Grand Forks and Williams remain lower than others while Ward witnessed a shocking increase in deaths to draw close to Burleigh and Cass.