12 new COVID-related deaths, 980 new cases Monday, MDH reports

12 new COVID-related deaths, 980 new cases Monday, MDH reports Photo: KSTP-TV.

Updated: January 18, 2021 11:10 AM
Created: January 18, 2021 06:00 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday reported 12 new deaths from COVID-19 and 980 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 232,952 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 70% (164,400) receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 29% (68,481) receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Seventy-one vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

Of the 980 newly reported cases, 99 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 17,957 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 5,939 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 218 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Monday, 3,786 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 23,428 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 4,881 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Monday moved the state's total to 447,349 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 429,325 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Monday, more than 6.1 million COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota.

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According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 95.1 million people worldwide and killed over 2 million people.

About 52.4 million people worldwide have recovered as of Monday.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory problems, with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some patients report a loss of smell and/or taste and having muscle aches, headache, sore throat, and/or chills and shaking.

Note: According to MDH - "Because all data are preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths."

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