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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Friday, September 18 2020


Roseau County has 115 Positive Cases; with 5 new cases reported today; 18 ACTIVE Cases; 97 having recovered (out of isolation).

The World Health Organization says that a 14-day positive test rate of below 5 percent is the key to keeping businesses open.

Friday’s update includes 1,099 new positive tests for the coronavirus, 14 of which have been removed for an official count of 1,085 cases. Those positives are the result of 15,291 people tested, creating a 24-hour reporting period test positivity rate of 7.09%.

The positive test rate is lower from the perspective when the number of individuals producing positive tests (1,085) divided by total completed tests (29,431). In that case, the positivity rate is 3.68%.

The “tests completed” number is always higher than the “people tested” metric because some people get tested multiple times and those who test positive are only counted once, so it produces a less accurate positivity rate.

The test positivity rate over a 7-day average, based on total number of people testedaccording to Johns Hopkins University, was 7.71% as of Thursday. Anything over 5% can indicate more aggressive community transmission, MDH officials say.


  • Total tests: 1,791,680 (up from 1,763,735)
  • People tested:  1,278,837 (up from 1,263,546)
  • Positive cases:  87,807 (up from 86,722)
  • Deaths: 1,950 (up from 1,942)
  • Currently hospitalized: 250 (up from 242)
  • Patients in intensive care: 136 (up from 132)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation 80,221 (up from 79,878)

Updated daily at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day.

Last modified: 09/18/2020

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