(Bismarck, ND) -- The daily COVID positivity rate dropping back towards the average, while active cases continue to rise in North Dakota.

The state department of health reported an additional 196 cases of the virus Wednesday, including 77 in Cass County.

No new deaths were reported. 

The daily positivity rate came in at 5.10%, while active cases jumped up by 29 to 1,171. Hospitalizations remains at 30 statewide.

249,666 North Dakotans have received at least one dose of a Coronavirus vaccine, while at least 441,946 total shots have been administered.