BISMARCK — Cass County now has more cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by coronavirus, than any other county in North Dakota.
The North Dakota Department of Health announced 17 new cases of illness Tuesday, March 31, including eight in Cass County. A ninth Cass County case was confirmed earlier Tuesday, but the department later determined the patient lived out of state. Cass, the most populous county in the state, which contains most of the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area, now has 31 known cases. Burleigh County, which encompasses most of the Bismarck-Mandan metropolitan area, previously had the state’s most cases.