MDH: 16 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,877 new cases

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Updated: April 30, 2021 11:09 AM
Created: April 30, 2021 07:36 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health on Friday reported 16 new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,877 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 4.23 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 2.2 million receiving the Pfizer vaccine, 1.8 million receiving the Moderna vaccine and 195,456 receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to MDH. Another 13 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

So far, 1.9 million people have completed the vaccine series, according to MDH data.

Of the 1,877 newly reported cases, 243 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 38,776 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 7,144 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 393 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 4,367 long-term care facility deaths have been reported.

To date, 30,242 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 6,152 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Friday moved the state's total to 575,812 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 553,030 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Friday, over 9.22 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 150.6 million people worldwide and killed over 3.16 million people.

Over 87.6 million people worldwide have recovered as of Friday.

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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