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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Friday, December 11 2020


Roseau County has 1479 Positive Cases; with 21 new cases reported today; and 8 accumulated deaths.

Minnesota’s Friday COVID-19 update includes 94 more deaths, including two people aged in their 30s, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The young victims were from Anoka and Nicollet counties, respectively. Both were between the ages of 35-39.

The 94 newly reported deaths brings the number of fatal COVID-19 cases in Minnesota during the pandemic to 4,292. Fifty-two of the 94 deaths were residents of long-term care facilities, which have accounted for 2,819 of the fatalities.

The state has reported 699 deaths through the first 11 days of December after reporting 1,140 fatal cases in November, which is far and away the deadliest month in Minnesota so far.

The 3,773 positive results in Friday’s update were from a total of 58,497 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 6.45%, which is the lowest single day positivity rate in weeks.

The World Health Organization recommended in May that a percent positive rate (total positives divided by total completed tests) of below 5% for at least two weeks is necessary to safely reopen the economy. That 5% threshold is based on total positives divided by total tests.

According to Johns Hopkins University, Minnesota’s percent positive over the past seven days is 10.33%.

The 58,497 completed tests were from 18,039 people. People are often tested more than once, so the test positivity rate when dividing positives by people tested is 20.91% today.


  • Total tests: 4,789,829 (up from 4,731,719)
  • People tested: 2,726,470 (up from 2,708,431)
  • Positive cases: 370,968 (up from 367,218)
  • Deaths: 4,292 – 106 of which are “probable*” (up from 4,198)
  • Active cases: 43,459 (up from 42,914)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 327,509 (up from 324,304)

Updated daily with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day.

Last modified: 12/12/2020

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