Counties with the lowest hospital bed capacity in North Dakota

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February 25, 2022
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Counties with the lowest hospital bed capacity in North Dakota

The vaccine deployment in December 2020 signaled a turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of May 2021, 40% of the U.S. population was fully vaccinated. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID-19 came, including Delta in the summer of 2021, and now the Omicron variant, which comprises the majority of cases in the U.S.

Researchers around the world have reported that Omicron is more transmissible than Delta, making breakthrough and repeat infections more likely. Early research suggests this strain may cause less severe illness than Delta and the original virus, however, health officials have warned an Omicron-driven surge could still increase hospitalization and death rates—especially in areas with less vaccinated populations.

The United States as of Feb. 24 reached 942,985 COVID-19-related deaths and nearly 78.7 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 64.8% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 43.4% have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the lowest in-patient bed capacity in North Dakota using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and vaccination data from Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by the percent of in-patient hospital beds filled as of Feb. 23, with the percent of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients serving as a tiebreaker. Hospitalization data was available for about 77% of counties in the U.S. Keep reading to see what hospital capacity looks like in your county.

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#35. Sioux County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 1.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 98.5% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 189 (8 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#34. Mountrail County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 12.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 82.1% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 190 (20 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.5% (4,379 fully vaccinated)
--- -23.7% lower vaccination rate than North Dakota
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#33. McIntosh County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 12.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 82.1% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 0 (0 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#32. Pembina County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 15.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 77.6% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 162 (11 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#31. Stutsman County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 26.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 61.2% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: 10.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 84.1% more availability than North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 295 (61 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.7% (10,912 fully vaccinated)
--- -3.1% lower vaccination rate than North Dakota
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#30. Emmons County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 26.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 61.2% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 62 (2 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#29. Rolette County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 40.0% (2.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 40.3% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: 0.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 100.0% more availability than North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 698 (99 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.7% (9,592 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.4% higher vaccination rate than North Dakota
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#28. Williams County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 46.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 31.3% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: 43.0% (25.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 31.7% more availability than North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 181 (68 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 29.8% (11,186 fully vaccinated)
--- -45.2% lower vaccination rate than North Dakota
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#27. Nelson County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 46.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 31.3% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 243 (7 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#26. Dickey County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 47.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 29.9% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 185 (9 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#25. Griggs County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 48.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 28.4% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 45 (1 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#24. McKenzie County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 49.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 26.9% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 100 (15 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#23. Cavalier County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 50.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 25.4% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 292 (11 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#22. Barnes County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 52.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 22.4% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 154 (16 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#21. Walsh County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 53.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 20.9% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 235 (25 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.4% (6,111 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.5% higher vaccination rate than North Dakota
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#20. Foster County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 55.0% (2.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 17.9% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 218 (7 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#19. Divide County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 57.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 14.9% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 0 (0 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#18. McLean County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 62.0% (1.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 7.5% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 95 (9 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#17. Pierce County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 63.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 6.0% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 201 (8 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#16. Stark County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 65.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 3.0% more availability than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: 57.0% (4.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 9.5% more availability than North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 210 (66 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.9% (11,314 fully vaccinated)
--- -34.0% lower vaccination rate than North Dakota
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#15. Adams County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 68.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 1.5% more full than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 677 (15 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#14. Bottineau County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 69.0% (6.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 3.0% more full than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 159 (10 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#13. Morton County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 71.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 6.0% more full than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 156 (49 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.7% (14,035 fully vaccinated)
--- -17.8% lower vaccination rate than North Dakota
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#12. Ramsey County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 71.0% (25.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 6.0% more full than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 408 (47 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.2% (6,473 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.3% higher vaccination rate than North Dakota
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#11. Ransom County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 74.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 10.4% more full than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 249 (13 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#10. Grant County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 78.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 16.4% more full than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 44 (1 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#9. Traill County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 79.0% (12.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 17.9% more full than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 560 (45 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.5% (4,299 fully vaccinated)
--- -1.7% lower vaccination rate than North Dakota
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#8. Cass County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 81.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 20.9% more full than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: 66.0% (18.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 4.8% more full than North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 206 (374 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.7% (108,560 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.7% higher vaccination rate than North Dakota
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#7. Burleigh County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 83.0% (10.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 23.9% more full than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: 55.0% (20.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 12.7% more availability than North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 221 (211 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.1% (47,885 fully vaccinated)
--- -7.9% lower vaccination rate than North Dakota
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#6. Ward County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 84.0% (25.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 25.4% more full than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: 82.0% (17.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 30.2% more full than North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 213 (144 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.5% (32,796 fully vaccinated)
--- -10.8% lower vaccination rate than North Dakota
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#5. Mercer County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 88.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 31.3% more full than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 195 (16 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#4. Bowman County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 93.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 38.8% more full than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 132 (4 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#3. Grand Forks County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 96.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 43.3% more full than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: 91.0% (29.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 44.4% more full than North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 261 (181 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.0% (40,275 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.6% higher vaccination rate than North Dakota
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#2. Towner County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 100.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 49.3% more full than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 183 (4 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#1. Wells County, ND

- Inpatient beds occupied: 100.0% (2.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 49.3% more full than North Dakota overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 63% full in North Dakota overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 183 (7 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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