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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Saturday, September 19 2020


Roseau County has 117Positive Cases; with 2 new cases reported today; 20ACTIVE 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.

Saturday’s update includes 924 new positive tests for the coronavirus, 14 of which have been removed for an official count of 910 cases. Those positives are the result of 12,558 people tested, creating a 24-hour reporting period test positivity rate of 7.25%.

The positive test rate is lower from the perspective when the number of individuals producing positive tests (910) divided by total completed tests (23,157). In that case, the positivity rate is 3.93%.

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.


  • Total tests: 1,815,774 (up from 1,791,680)
  • People tested: 1,291,395 (up from 1,278,837)
  • Positive cases: 88,721 (up from 87,807)
  • Deaths: 1,963 (up from 1,950)
  • Currently hospitalized: 241 (down from 250)
  • Patients in intensive care: 134 (down from 136)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 80,407 (up from 80,221)

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

Last modified: 09/20/2020

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