According to a press release from Bismarck Event Center.  Northland Health Center will be conducting a COVID-19 testing event at the Bismarck Event Center today, Wednesday, November 18th. The testing event, open to all ages, is first-come, first-served and scheduled to take place from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm or until testing supplies are exhausted.

Individuals wanting to be tested at this event must enter the Bismarck Event Center via 7th Street. Watch for signs! Access to Bowen from Seventh Street will be closed off. Individuals will travel west through the testing area inside the Event Center and exiting the building on to 5th Street.

For ongoing response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Dakota Department of Health has provided a COVID-19 Hotline to help answer questions. You may call 1-866-207-2880, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals needing medical advice should contact their healthcare provider.

Please wear a mask and stay in your vehicle, unless directed otherwise.

Numbers of COVID-19 positive cases have slowly declined over the last few days in North Dakota, but remain very high in Burleigh, Ward, Grand Forks and Cass counties.  The positivity rate remains high at over 16 percent.  297 people remained hospitalized in North Dakota, that has health care facilities across the state at near or above capacity.  Here's the latest numbers from the North Dakota Department of Health for Wednesday.  Don't forget, we have your local Health Report every Wednesday at 8:20 am and 4:20 pm brought to you by Mid Dakota Clinic.  Again, listen every Wednesday on your Townsquare Media Stations.