MDH: 21 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,525 cases reported

MDH: 21 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,525 cases reported Photo: KSTP-TV.

Updated: January 22, 2021 11:20 AM
Created: January 22, 2021 09:35 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health on Friday reported 21 new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,525 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 264,275 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 69.3% (183,226) receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 30.6% (80,971) receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Another 78 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

Of the 1,525 newly reported cases, 1,346 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 18,627 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 6,032 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 227 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Thursday, 3,836 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 23,767 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 4,945 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 452,268 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 434,515 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Friday, approximately 6.2 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 97.6 million people worldwide and killed over 2 million people.

About 53.8 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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