MDH: 11 new COVID-19 deaths, 884 new cases

MDH: 11 new COVID-19 deaths, 884 new cases Photo: KSTP-TV.

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Created: February 20, 2021 11:07 AM

Saturday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 11 new deaths from COVID-19 and 884 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 1.05 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 599,047 receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 460,554 receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Another 16 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data. So far, 315,284 people have completed the two-shot vaccine series, according to MDH data.

Of the 884 newly reported cases, 166 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 22,538 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 6,423 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 270 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Saturday, 4,034 were residents of long-term care facilities.

To date, 25,426 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 5,240 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Saturday moved the state's total to 478,158 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 464,504 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Saturday, approximately 7.1 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 110 million people worldwide and killed over 2.4 million people.

About 62.5 million people worldwide have recovered as of Saturday.

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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