MDH: 33 new COVID-related deaths, 1,640 new cases reported Friday

MDH: 33 new COVID-related deaths, 1,640 new cases reported Friday Photo: KSTP-TV.

Updated: January 15, 2021 11:23 AM
Created: January 15, 2021 07:35 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health on Friday reported 33 new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,640 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 187,074 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 73.7% (137,954) receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 26.2% (49,083) receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Thirty-seven vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

Of the 1,640 newly reported cases, 227 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 17,577 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 5,850 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 213 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Friday, 18 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 23,185 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 4,850 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 443,562 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 422,289 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Friday, more than six 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 93.2 million people worldwide and killed over 1.99 million people.

About 51.4 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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