(Bismarck, ND) -- The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) announced the 1,000th death of a long-term care resident to COVID-19.
In total, more than 2,000 North Dakotans have died from viral compilations since the pandemic began.
“Today is a very tough day in North Dakota...", said Reuniting Residents and Families Task Force Chairman Christopher Larson, who released a statement after the announcement, "Today's sad milestone of 1,000 North Dakota long-term care resident deaths marks a grim moment during this COVID-19 pandemic. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each and every family across North Dakota who has lost a loved one during these past two years. We will never forget these residents, and their lives will live on in our hearts and minds forever.”
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