I isolated the ND counties associated with metropolitan areas in the state to investigate positivity there.
I broke out the moving averages by county to get a disaggregated picture of the situation. Significant variations across counties could indicate a need for differential policy treatments.
The state updates the positivity data daily at around 11, so to the extent my schedule allows I will update in the afternoon. Here are the updated graphs for data released 10-20-2020.
I decided to look at positive cases by county over time but with some sense of the amount of testing. This is the result.
With ND daily COVID-19 positivity rates fluctuating so much I created a 14-day centered moving average and overlaid it on the daily values to look at trends and smooth out the volatility.