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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Sunday, August 30 2020


Roseau County has 74 Positive Cases; with 0 new cases reported today; 14 ACTIVE Cases; 60 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 934 new positive tests for the coronavirus, two of which have been removed for an official count of 932 new cases. Those positive cases are the result of 10,934 people tested, creating a 24-hour reporting period test positivity rate of 8.52%.

The positive test rate is lower from the perspective when the number of individuals producing positive tests (932) divided by total completed tests (17,498). In that case, the positivity rate is 5.33%.

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.

The test positivity rate over a 7-day average, based on total number of people testedaccording to Johns Hopkins University, was 9.00% as of Saturday.

There were also two deaths in Sunday’s report, including a person in their 50s from Jackson County and an individual in their 90s from Sherburne County.


  • Total tests: 1,478,432 (up from 1,460,381)
  • People tested: 1,122,071 (up from 1,111,137)
  • Positive cases: 75,189 (up from 74,257)
  • Deaths: 1,816 (up from 1,814)
  • Currently hospitalized: 315 (up from 313)
  • Patients in intensive care: 136 (up from 134)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 66,916 (up from 66,107)

Updated August 30, 2020

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

Last modified: 08/31/2020

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