Is North Dakota nearing herd immunity?

About 13 percent of North Dakotans have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

But a study by Columbia University suggests a much higher percentage of the state may have already had the virus. So how close is North Dakota to herd immunity?

Researchers at Columbia University say a computer model estimates 105 million people in America have already had COVID-19. That includes 60 percent of North Dakotans.

It’s only an estimate, but North Dakota’s Director of Field Services says many people in our state have chosen not to get tested for a lot of reasons.