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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Tuesday, December 29 2020


Roseau County has 1573 Positive Cases; with 1 new cases reported today; and 14 accumulated deaths.

Tuesday’s coronavirus update from the Minnesota Department of Health includes 36 more deaths, though the number of active cases statewide are dropping.

There have now been 5,196 deaths from the virus during the pandemic, of which 64.5% (3,351) came from long-term care, including 12 of the 36 reported Tuesday. Tuesday’s update includes three people in their 40s who died from the disease.

Minnesota is down to 17,604 active cases – more than 30,000 fewer than the peak in November, which exceeded 50,000.

Minnesota, nor anywhere in the United States, has yet to confirm the new variant of the coronavirus that is circulating in Europe and other parts of the world.

The 988 positive results in Tuesday’s update were from a total of 7,742 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 12.76%.

The World Health Organization recommends 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 test positivity rate over the past seven days is 4.61%, making Minnesota one of only four states in the U.S. under a 5% test positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.


  • Total tests: 5,501,277 (up from 5,493,773)
  • People tested: 2,953,259 (up from 2,942,115)
  • Positive cases: 411,110 (up from 410,138)
  • Deaths: 5,196 – 158 of which are “probable*” (up from 5,160)
  • Active cases: 17,604 (down from 18,890)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 393,506 (up from 391,248)

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

Last modified: 12/31/2020

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