(Bismarck, ND) -- North Dakota knocking on the door of 500,000 Coronavirus Vaccines being distributed. 

The state department of health reported an additional 179 cases of the virus Friday, including 63 in Cass County.

Three deaths, a man in his 70s from Burleigh County, another in his 90s from Mercer County, and a woman in her 70s from Cass County, were all also reported.

The daily positivity rate currently sits at 3.75%, while active cases went up by nine to 1,183. Hospitalizations still stand at 31 state wide.

267,570 North Dakotans have received at least one dose of a Coronavirus Vaccine, while 499,051 total shots have been administered. The department of health expects to hit that 500,000 mark in the next few days.