The county level in North Dakota is concerning, just like we see at the state level. The increases in positivity and deaths are accelerating in some counties.
I give an update for the positivity data and then look at this as a percentage of the total population.
I changed the calculation slightly (to a 15 day moving average) so that it is a bit more sensible. I also provide the data broken out by larger counties. The overall picture here is not good, and Governor Burgum said it was the state’s worst statistical day.
Anyone needing a different county should send me a message telling me that.
Ward county is at nearly 25% positivity in the 14 day centered moving average. I added both Ward and Williams counties to my series of county graphs.
The pandemic data continue to show momentum up in positivity rates for North Dakota.