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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Sunday, December 27 2020


Roseau County has 1571 Positive Cases; with 4 new cases reported today; and 14 accumulated deaths.

Sunday’s coronavirus update from the Minnesota Department of Health is a combination of results collected Dec. 25-26, and it reveals 40 more deaths and more than 2,500 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There have now been 5,147 deaths from the virus during the pandemic, of which 64.7% (3,332) came from long-term care, including 27 of the 40 reported Sunday.

The positive news is that the test positivity rate continues to drop and Minnesota is down to just over 20,000 active cases, which is far below the peak of more than 50,000 active cases in mid-November.

The 2,534 positive results in Sunday’s update were from a total of 87,990 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 2.88%, which is a step in the right direction in terms of how widespread the virus may be in Minnesota.

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 test positivity rate over the past seven days is 5.18%. There are only four states in the U.S. under a 5% test positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average, and Minnesota could soon become the fifth if the current trend continues.


  • Total tests: 5,480,439 (up from 5,392,411)
  • People tested: 2,947,634 (up from 2,918,243)
  • Positive cases: 409,061 (up from 406,545)
  • Deaths: 5,107 – 154 of which are “probable*” (up from 5,107)
  • Active cases: 20,142 (down from 23,840)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 388,919 (up from 382,705)

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

Last modified: 12/29/2020

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