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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Sunday August 16, 2020


Roseau County has 56 Positive Cases; with 0 new cases reported today; 8 ACTIVE Cases; 48 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.

Sunday’s update includes 754 new cases of the coronavirus, 15 of which have been removed for an official count of 739. Those positive cases are the result of 16,689 diagnostic tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 4.43%.

Minnesota’s test positivity rate – based on positive results divided by total number of tests – over a 7-day rolling average, based on MDH data, as of Sunday, is 4.45%.

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

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 dropped from 307 Saturday to 290 Sunday, though the number of ICU patients increased from 140 to 152 in the past 24 hours.


  • Tests: 1,254,208 (up from 1,236,918)
  • Positive cases: 65,152 (up from 64,413)
  • Deaths: 1,706 (up from 1,699)
  • Currently hospitalized: 290 (down from 307)
  • Patients in intensive care: 152 (up from 140)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 57,457 (up from 57,457)

Updated August 16, 2020
Updated daily at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day.

Last modified: 08/17/2020

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