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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Thursday, August 27 2020


Roseau County has 69 Positive Cases; with 1 new cases reported today; 9 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.

Thursday’s update includes 1,158 new positive tests for the coronavirus, four of which have been removed for an official count of 1,154 new cases. Those positive cases are the result of 14,343 people tested, creating a 24-hour reporting period test positivity rate of 8.07%.

The positive test rate is lower from the perspective when the number of individuals producing positive tests (1,154) divided by total completed tests (21,144). In that case, the positivity rate is 5.46%.

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 6.71% as of Wednesday.


  • Total tests: 1,427,347 (up from 1,406,007)
  • People tested: 1,093,390 (up from 1,079,047)
  • Positive cases: 72,390 (up from 71,236)
  • Deaths: 1,806 (up from 1,793)
  • Currently hospitalized: 305 (up from 304)
  • Patients in intensive care: 139 (up from 134)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 64,876 (up from 64,374)

Updated August 27, 2020

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

Last modified: 08/27/2020

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