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Today’s Covid-19 Update for Wednesday, October 28 2020


Roseau County 311 Positive Cases; with 26 new cases reported today; 98  ACTIVE Cases; 213 having recovered (out of isolation).

Minnesota’s COVID-19 death toll increased by 19, reaching 2,387 since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Of the 19 newly reported deaths Wednesday, there were two people aged in their 70s, 13 individuals in their 80s and four people in their 90s.

Of the dead since the first fatal case was reported in March, 1,669 were residents of long-term care facilities, including 16 of the 19 included in Wednesday’s update.

There were 1,916 positive tests reported Wednesday, of which eight were removed for an official total of 1,908 confirmed cases. The MDH reported 17,230 diagnostic PCR tests and an additional 746 antigen tests for a total of 17,976 completed tests.

Those tests were from 9,316 people tested. As if often the case, patients are tested multiple times, so the more accurate reading for test positivity rate is based on the total number of people tested, which today is 20.48%.

The positivity rate for Wednesday when total cases is divided by total tests is 10.61%. Health experts say positivity rates need to be below the 5% mark to control the spread of the virus.


  • Total tests: 2,739,997 (up from 2,724,320)
  • People tested: 1,801,004 (up from 1,791,688)
  • Positive cases: 139,444 (up from 137,536)
  • Deaths: 2,387 – 14 of which are “probable*” (up from 2,368)
  • Patients no longer requiring isolation: 123,529 (up from 122,100)

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

Last modified: 10/29/2020

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