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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Tuesday August 11, 2020


Roseau County has 53 Positive Cases; with 0 new cases reported today; 6 ACTIVE Cases; 47 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.

Tuesday’s update includes 332 new cases of the coronavirus, nine of which have been removed for an official count of 323. Those positive cases are the result of 6,302 diagnostic tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 5.13%.

Minnesota’s test positivity rate – based on positive results divided by total number of tests – over a 7-day rolling average, based on MDH data, as of Tuesday, is 4.7%.

“If you go above 5 percent it indicates that you may be heading back into a phase of more rapid spread of the disease,” said MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm.

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 increased from 320 to 337, though the number of patients in the ICU dropped from 159 to 147. The 337 hospitalized patients is the most in Minnesota since June 24 (340).

However, Minnesota healthcare facilities have a maximum capacity of 2,176 ICU beds, of which there are currently 1,017 in use.


  • Tests: 1,177,935 (up from 1,172,118)
  • Positive cases: 61,839 (up from 61,516)
  • Deaths: 1,666 (up from 1,660)
  • Currently hospitalized: 337 (up from 320)
  • Patients in intensive care: 147 (down from 159)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 55,151 (up from 54,3645)

Updated August 11, 2020
Updated daily at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day.

Last modified: 08/11/2020

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