COVID-19 in Minnesota: 6 newly reported deaths, 922 newly reported cases by MDH

COVID-19 in Minnesota: 6 newly reported deaths, 922 newly reported cases by MDH Photo: KSTP-TV.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: January 19, 2021 11:15 AM
Created: January 19, 2021 10:44 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday reported six new deaths from COVID-19 and 922 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 238,935 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 69.2% (165,357) receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 30.8% (73,503) receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Seventy-five vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

Of the 922 newly reported cases, 78 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 18,034 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 5,945 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 219 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Tuesday, 3,790 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 23,517 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 4,895 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Tuesday moved the state's total to 448,268 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 431,096 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

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

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See the full Minnesota COVID-19 situation update here.

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 95.7 million people worldwide and killed over two million people.

About 52.8 million people worldwide have recovered as of Tuesday.

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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