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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Saturday, December 5 2020


Roseau County has 1366 Positive Cases; with 23 new cases reported today; and 7 accumulated deaths.

Minnesota’s COVID-19 death toll is quickly approaching 4,000 after the state health department reported 75 more deaths in Saturday’s situation report. That brings the number of fatal cases from the disease caused by the coronavirus to 3,920.

The state has reported 327 deaths through the first five days of December for an average of approximately 65 fatal cases per day.

Saturday’s update included 40 more fatal cases of residents of long-term care facilities, which have accounted for 2,599 of the 3,920 total deaths.

Among the newly reported deaths was a person from Ramsey County aged 35-39, marking the 27th fatal case in Minnesota involving someone in their 30s. There have been 84 deaths of people under the age of 50 in Minnesota.

The 6,337 positive results in Saturday’s update were from a total of 52,822 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 12.00%.

Those completed tests were from 18,075 people. People are often tested more than once, so the test positivity rate when dividing positives by people tested is 35.06% 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 10.99%.


  • Total tests: 4,492,421 (up from 4,439,728)
  • People tested: 2,618,431 (up from 2,600,356)
  • Positive cases: 345,281 (up from 338,973)
  • Deaths: 3,920 – 91 of which are “probable*” (up from 3,845)
  • Active cases: 44,200 (down from 45,822)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 301,081 (up from 293,151)

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

Last modified: 12/07/2020

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