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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Monday, December 7 2020


Roseau County has 1415 Positive Cases; with 19 new cases reported today; and 7 accumulated deaths.

Minnesota has surpassed 4,000 deaths from COVID-19 after the state reported 21 fatal cases on Monday. That brings the death toll since the start of the pandemic to 4,005. Minnesota is the 22nd state to reach 4,000 deaths.

The state has reported 412 deaths through the first seven days of December after reporting 1,140 fatal cases in November, which is far and away the deadliest month in Minnesota so far.

Monday’s update included eight more fatal cases of residents of long-term care facilities, which have accounted for 2,645 of the 4,005 total deaths.

The 5,296 positive results in Monday’s update were from a total of 63,573 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 8.33% – the second day in a row below 9%.

Those completed tests were from 25,583 people. People are often tested more than once, so the test positivity rate when dividing positives by people tested is 20.70% 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 12.03%.


  • Total tests: 4,623,492 (up from 4,559,825)
  • People tested: 2,669,121 (up from 2,643,538)
  • Positive cases: 356,152 (up from 350,862)
  • Deaths: 4,005 – 92 of which are “probable*” (up from 3,984)
  • Active cases: 42,014 (down from 42,644)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 314,138 (up from 308,218)

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

Last modified: 12/07/2020

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