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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Saturday, October 3 2020


Roseau County has 143 Positive Cases; with 4 new cases reported today; 18 ACTIVE Cases; 125 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.

Saturday’s update includes 1,434 new positive tests for the coronavirus, 13 of which have been removed, so the official count remains at 1,421 cases. Those positives are the result of 15,482 people tested, creating a 24-hour reporting period test positivity rate of 9.18%.

The positive test rate is lower from the perspective when the number of individuals producing positive tests (1,421) divided by total completed tests (29,492). In that case, the positivity rate is 4.82%.

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.

Current hospital numbers are unknown due to the health department removing current data from its daily reports. However, in the week ending Sept. 26 there were nearly 400 new hospital admissions – the highest weekly total since Minnesota experienced significant levels of COVID-19 in late April and all of May. The next weekly report will be made public next Thursday.


  • Total tests: 2,116,038 (up from 2,086,963)
  • People tested: 1,462,532 (up from 1,447,050)
  • Positive cases: 102,787 (up from 101,366)
  • Deaths: 2,073 (up from 2,059)
  • Hospitalized (cumulative since start of pandemic): 7,846 (up from 7,793)
  • ICU admissions (cumulative): 2,170 (up from 2,156)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 91,844 (up from 90,492)

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

Last modified: 10/03/2020

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