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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Thursday, September 10 2020


Roseau County has 103 Positive Cases; with 2 new cases reported today; 29 ACTIVE Cases; 74 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 389 new positive tests for the coronavirus, eight of which have been removed for an official count of 381 new cases. Those positive cases are the result of 1,308 people tested, creating a 24-hour reporting period test positivity rate of 29.1%.

The positive test rate is lower from the perspective when the number of individuals producing positive tests (381) divided by total completed tests (7,903). In that case, the positivity rate is 4.82%.

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 reason there are only approximately 1,300 people tested in Thursday’s report compared to nearly 8,000 tests completed is due to a backlog of completed tests being added to the numbers, MDH said.

The test positivity rate over a 7-day average, based on total number of people testedaccording to Johns Hopkins University, was 8.97% as of Tuesday. Anything over 5% can indicate more aggressive community transmission, MDH officials say.


  • Total tests: 1,646,961 (up from 1,639,058)
  • People tested: 1,205,501 (up from 1,204,193)
  • Positive cases: 82,249 (up from 81,868)
  • Deaths: 1,884 (up from 1,869)
  • Currently hospitalized: 257 (down from 263)
  • Patients in intensive care: 138 (up from 137)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 75,425 (up from 75,055)

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

Last modified: 09/10/2020

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