JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The city of Jamestown gave their kudos to area healthcare professionals for their work as the COVID-19 Pandemic continues.

Councilmember Dan Buchanan started out by thanking all the first responders in the city for the work they’ve done and the work they continue doing as the pandemic wears on.

Buchanan later shared the latest information from Central Valley Health regarding the state of COVID-19 in Jamestown and Stutsman County.

As of Wednesday, March 24th, the total number of COVID vaccine doses administered in Stutsman County sat at 10,723. Roughly 38.8% of the population has had at least one dose.

Buchanan reports that Central Valley Health has done 6405 COVID vaccinations since December.

Central Valley Health reports testing also continues. There have been 3,322 total positive cases in Stutsman County since the start of the pandemic.

It’s estimated CVH will need the National Guard’s assistance through August 2021 and should be able to handle first dose vaccinations in their office by May, lessening the need for the Civic Center. CVH says they may continue COVID testing throughout the summer at the Civic Center.

Testing and vaccinations will continue to be a priority for CVHD.

Councilmember Dave Steele has continued to monitor COVID-19 numbers around the world. He says North Dakota has sort of plateaued as far as new cases go recently.

The state remains in the top 10 for COVID vaccination distribution, which Steele says he hopes continue. He encourages anyone who can get vaccinated should do so as soon as possible.

There have been 368,591 doses of COVID-19 vaccine distributed in North Dakota according to the NDDoH. There are 405 enrolled state providers and 14 providers in Stutsman County.

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