The woman who died was in her 90s and had underlying health conditions. Her death is the first in the county to be tied to COVID-19 and the 44th in the state.
Twenty-six of the new cases were reported in
Monday's results bring the state's number of positive cases to 1,931, up by 31 from Sunday. A total of 56,561 individuals have been tested, an increase of 1,340 from Sunday, with 54,630 testing negative.
A total of 133 people have been hospitalized by the disease, up by three from Sunday. Thirty-two, two more than on Sunday, remain hospitalized. Of those who have tested positive, 1,219 have recovered. That's an increase of 41 in the last 24 hours.
Antibody testing issued
North Dakota Insurance Commissioner
Antibody testing done for public health surveillance or screening employees is not considered medically necessary, according to the department.
The department expects insurance companies to cover initial testing to determine if a person has COVID-19 "when a patient's symptoms indicate the medical need to conduct a test."
"Our health insurance industry has stepped up to the plate by expanding services and waiving cost sharing for testing and treatment related to COVID-19 and will continue to cover those tests and treatments," Godfread said. "These protocols are developed in support of our medical professionals, but regarding public health data and employment screening those responsibilities have always rightfully remained with government or the employers seeking that screening."
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