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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Tuesday, December 8 2020


Roseau County has 1419 Positive Cases; with 4 new cases reported today; and 7 accumulated deaths.

Twenty-two more deaths brings the number of fatal COVID-19 cases in Minnesota during the pandemic to 4,027, according to Tuesday’s situation report from the state health department.

The state has reported 434 deaths through the first eight days of December after reporting 1,140 fatal cases in November, which is far and away the deadliest month in Minnesota so far.

Tuesday’s update included 15 more fatal cases of residents of long-term care facilities, which have accounted for 2,660 of the 4,027 total deaths.

The 3,080 positive results in Tuesday’s update were from a total of 27,432 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 11.22%, which snaps a two-day streak with a positivity rate below 9%.

Similarly low testing volume and positive results were reported last Tuesday before numbers rose the rest of the week.

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 11.07%.

The 27,432 completed tests were from 10,100 people. People are often tested more than once, so the test positivity rate when dividing positives by people tested is 30.5% today.


  • Total tests: 4,650,726 (up from 4,623,492)
  • People tested: 2,679,221 (up from 2,669,121)
  • Positive cases: 359,203 (up from 356,152)
  • Deaths: 4,027 – 94 of which are “probable*” (up from 4,005)
  • Active cases: 44,246 (up from 42,014)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 314,957 (up from 314,138)

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

Last modified: 12/12/2020

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