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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Wednesday, December 2 2020


Roseau County has 1267 Positive Cases; with 30 new cases reported today; and 5 accumulated deaths.

Seventy-seven more people have died from COVID-19 and nearly 5,200 more people have tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to a Wednesday update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

The death toll from the virus is now at 3,692. Of those, 2,474 fatal cases involved residents of long-term care facilities, including 44 of the 77 newly reported deaths Tuesday.

The newly reported fatal cases include two people aged in their 30s: a person 35-39 from Stearns County and someone aged 35-39 from Hennepin County. Another fatal case involved a person in their 40s from Washington County. There were four other deaths of people under the age of 60.

The 5,192 positive results in Wednesday’s update were from a total of 42,737 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 12.15%.

Those completed tests were from 17,740 people. People are often tested more than once, so the test positivity rate when dividing positives by people tested is 29.27% 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 10.65%.


  • Total tests: 4,326,347 (up from 4,284,423)
  • People tested: 2,556,743 (up from 2,539,003)
  • Positive cases: 327,477 (up from 322,312)
  • Deaths: 3,692 – 79 of which are “probable*” (up from 3,615)
  • Active cases: 41,258 (down from 42,772)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 286,219 (up from 279,540)

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

Last modified: 12/03/2020

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