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It took a while, but North Dakota's least populous county has made the COVID-19 list.

The state's release of COVID-19 information has put Slope County on the Corona virus radar when it was announced Friday that a man in his 60s had tested positive.

The North Dakota Department of Health announced that Slope County had one of the 14 positive tests in the state. It was attributed to community spread. There were 818 tests taken Friday.

In the same announcement, three people in both Mountrail and Cass counties made the list.

According to the state, the 14 positives brought the North Dakota total to 173 people.

Between state and private laboratories, nearly 5,800 tests have been conducted with more than 5,600 negative results.

The state lists 55 as having recovered from COVID-19. Twenty-nine people have been hospitalized.

There still are no reported cases in Bowman, Hettinger, Golden Valley, Billings and Adams counties in the southwestern corner of the state.

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