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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Thursday, November 12 2020


Roseau County has 635 Positive Cases; with 30 new cases reported today; and 1 accumulated death.

Thursday’s update features a single-day reporting record of 7,228 new cases, which smashes the previous record of approximately 6,000 set last week.

The 39 fatal cases brings Minnesota’s death toll from COVID-19 to 2,793. Of those, 1,921 were residents of long-term care facilities, including 23 of the 39 deaths reported Thursday.

The state has reported 336 deaths in the first 12 days of November compared to 423 in all of October.


The 7,228 positive results were from a total of 48,513 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 14.9%.

Those completed tests were from 25,022 people. People are often tested more than once, so the test positivity rate when dividing positives by people tested is 28.9% 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 14.31%.

Coronavirus in Minnesota by the numbers

  • Total tests: 3,253,880 (up from 3,194,842)
  • People tested: 20,068,678 (up from 20,043,656)
  • Positive cases: 201,795 (up from 194,570)
  • Deaths: 2,793 – 37 of which are “probable*” (up from 2,854)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 159,467 (up from 157,16)

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

Last modified: 11/13/2020

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