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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Wednesday, December 23 2020


Roseau County has 1558 Positive Cases; with 7 new cases reported today; and 13 accumulated deaths.

Seventy-five deaths have been added to Minnesota’s COVID-19 toll, as well as more than 1,500 new cases, according to Wednesday’s report from the state health department.

December has now seen 1,378, which is the most of any month in Minnesota during the pandemic. There were fewer than 500 deaths in October before November’s death toll skyrocketed to 1,136. Since the first death was reported March 21, Minnesota has reported a total of 4,971 fatal cases.

Long-term care deaths account for 64.8% (3,220) of the total, including 45 of the 75 reported Tuesday.

Other than deaths, Minnesota’s COVID-19 numbers are mostly declining. For perspective, consider that in mid-November Minnesota was reporting more than 50,000 active cases. There are now 23,007 active cases, according to the health department.

The 1,513 positive results in Wednesday’s update were from a total of 23,563 completed tests, creating a daily test positivity rate of 6.42%.

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.


  • Total tests: 5,287,998 (up from 5,264,561)
  • People tested: 2,889,650 (up from 2,881,770)
  • Positive cases: 402,519 (up from 401,011)
  • Deaths: 4,971 – 137 of which are “probable*” (up from 4,896)
  • Active cases: 23,007 (down from 24,657)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 379,512 (up from 376,354)

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

Last modified: 12/27/2020

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