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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Tuesday, November 17 2020


Roseau County has 803 Positive Cases; with 39 new cases reported today; and 1 accumulated death.

Tuesday’s update includes 26 more deaths, bringing the state’s total since mid-March to 2,943. Of those, 2,015 were residents of long-term care facilities, including 12 of the 26 newly reported deaths.

The state has reported 486 deaths in the first 17 days of November compared to 423 in all of October.

The 5,945 positive results in Tuesday’s update were from a total of 33,542 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 17.72%.

Those completed tests were from 14,732 people. People are often tested more than once, so the test positivity rate when dividing positives by people tested is 40.35% 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 14.90%.


  • Total tests: 3,506,178 (up from 3,472,833)
  • People tested: 2,188,157 (up from 2,173,425)
  • Positive cases: 236,949 (up from 231,018)
  • Deaths: 2,943 – 45 of which are “probable*” (up from 2,917)
  • Active cases: 50,269 (down fro 51,404)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 186,680 (up from 179,614)

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

Last modified: 11/18/2020

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