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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Thursday, December 3 2020


Roseau County has 1334 Positive Cases; with 67 new cases reported today; and 5 accumulated deaths.

Deaths from COVID-19 continue to surge in Minnesota as the state health department on Thursday reported 92 fatal cases, marking the second-highest single-day total (101 the highest) since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been 206 deaths reported Monday-Thursday this week.  Last week there were 280 deaths reported Monday-Friday.

The death toll from the virus is now at 3,784. Of those, 2,522 fatal cases involved residents of long-term care facilities, including 48 of the 92 newly reported deaths Thursday.

The 6,166 positive results in Thursday’s update were from a total of 50,718 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 12.15%.

Those completed tests were from 20,069 people. People are often tested more than once, so the test positivity rate when dividing positives by people tested is 30.72% today.

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 percent positive over the past seven days is 11.05%.


  • Total tests: 4,379,610 (up from 4,326,347)
  • People tested: 2,576,812 (up from 2,556,743)
  • Positive cases: 333,626 (up from 327,477)
  • Deaths: 3,784 – 83 of which are “probable*” (up from 3,692)
  • Active cases: 43,607 (up from 41,258)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 290,019 (up from 286,219)

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

Last modified: 12/05/2020

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