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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Wednesday August 12, 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.

Wednesday’s update includes 470 new cases of the coronavirus, six of which have been removed for an official count of 464. Those positive cases are the result of 10,957 diagnostic tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 4.23%.

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 Wednesday, is 4.58%.

“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 dropped from 337 to 335, though the number of patients in the ICU increased from 147 to 154.

However, Minnesota healthcare facilities have a maximum capacity of 2,182 ICU beds, of which there are currently 1,025 in use.


  • Tests: 1,188,288 (up from 1,177,935)
  • Positive cases: 62,303 (up from 61,839)
  • Deaths: 1,678 (up from 1,666)
  • Currently hospitalized: 335 (down from 337)
  • Patients in intensive care: 154 (up from 147)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 55,855 (up from 55,151)

Updated August 12, 2020
Updated daily at 11 a.m., with data current as of 4 p.m. the previous day.

Last modified: 08/12/2020

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