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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Friday, November 13 2020


Roseau County has 682 Positive Cases; with 47 new cases reported today; and 1 accumulated death.

Forty-six more deaths and more than 5,500 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported Friday by the Minnesota Department Health as the outbreak of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus shows no signs of slowing.

One of the 46 newly reported deaths was a person aged 20-24 from Clay County in northwestern Minnesota. That patient is just the third person under the age of 25 to die from COVID-19 in Minnesota.

Thirty-three of the 46 newly reported deaths were residents of long-term care, which have accounted for 1,954 of the state’s 2,839 COVID-19 deaths since March.

The state has reported 382 deaths in the first 13 days of November compared to 423 in all of October.

The 5,552 positive results in Friday’s update were from a total of 51,241 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 10.83%.

Those completed tests were from 24,584 people. People are often tested more than once, so the test positivity rate when dividing positives by people tested is 22.58% today.

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 14.42%.


  • Total tests: 3,304,436 (up from 3,253,880)
  • People tested: 20,093,262 (up from 20,068,678)
  • Positive cases: 207,339 (up from 201,795)
  • Deaths: 2,839 – 37 of which are “probable*” (up from 2,793)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 161,756 (up from 159,467)

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

Last modified: 11/13/2020

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