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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Monday, August 24 2020


Roseau County has 64 Positive Cases; with 1 new cases reported today; 8 ACTIVE Cases; 56 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.

Monday’s update includes 717 new positive tests for the coronavirus, three of which have been removed for an official count of 714 new cases. Those positive cases are the result of 7,490 people tested, creating a 24-hour reporting period test positivity rate of 9.57%.

The positive test rate is lower from the perspective when the number of individuals producing positive tests (717) divided by total completed tests (12,296). In that case, the positivity rate is 5.83%.

he “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 6.69% as of Sunday.

“If you go above 5% it indicates that you may be heading back into a phase of more rapid spread of the disease,” said MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm.


  • Total tests: 1,386,513 (up from 1,374,536)
  • People tested: 1,067,810 (up from 1,060,320)
  • Positive cases: 70,298 (up from 69,584)
  • Deaths: 1,767 (up from 1,767)
  • Currently hospitalized: 310 (up from 301)
  • Patients in intensive care: 135 (down from 137)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 63,059 (up from 62,373)

Updated August 24, 2020

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

Last modified: 08/24/2020

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