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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Tuesday, September 1 2020


Roseau County has 74 Positive Cases; with 0 new cases reported today; 10 ACTIVE Cases; 64 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 502 new positive tests for the coronavirus, 11 of which have been removed for an official count of 491 new cases. Those positive cases are the result of 4,909 people tested, creating a 24-hour reporting period test positivity rate of 10.0%.

The positive test rate is lower from the perspective when the number of individuals producing positive tests (491) divided by total completed tests (9,158). In that case, the positivity rate is 5.36%.

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 test positivity rate over a 7-day average, based on total number of people testedaccording to Johns Hopkins University, was 9.24% as of Sunday. Anything over 5% can indicate more aggressive community transmission, MDH officials say.

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients is down from 306 Monday to 294 Tuesday, though the number of patients in the ICU is up day-over-day from 131 to 136.


  • Total tests: 1,498,919 (up from 1,489,726)
  • People tested: 1,132,932 (up from 1,128,023)
  • Positive cases: 76,355 (up from 75,864)
  • Deaths: 1,823 (up from 1,817)
  • Currently hospitalized: 294 (down from 306)
  • Patients in intensive care: 136 (up from 131)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 68,488 (up from 67,656)

Updated September 1, 2020

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

Last modified: 09/01/2020

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