(Bismarck, ND) -- A sharp jump in statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations Wednesday in North Dakota.

That number jumped up by nine to 49 across the state.

In the meantime, the state department of health also reported an additional 178 cases of the virus, including 43 in Cass County.

Two new deaths, a man in his 80s from Cass County and a man in his 60s from Dickey County, were also reported.

The daily positivity rate is currently at 4.06%, while active cases also jumped up by 53 to 1,124.

As of Wednesday, 270,537 North Dakotans have received at least one dose of a Coronavirus vaccine, while 513,475 total shots have been administered.