MDH: 34 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,237 new cases reported Wednesday

MDH: 34 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,237 new cases reported Wednesday Photo: KSTP-TV.

Updated: January 20, 2021 11:14 AM
Created: January 20, 2021 10:04 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday reported 34 new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,237 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 239,910 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 69.1% (165,816) receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 30.9% (74,020) receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Another 74 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

Of the 1,237 newly reported cases, 224 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 18,254 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 5,979 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 223 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Wednesday, 3,810 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 23,608 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 4,913 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Wednesday moved the state's total to 449,492 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 432,738 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Wednesday, approximately 6.2 million COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota.

KSTP's latest COVID-19 coverage

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 96.3 million people worldwide and killed over 2 million people.

About 53.1 million people worldwide have recovered as of Wednesday.

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."

Copyright 2021 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Comment on Facebook

Sheriff: Driver taken to hospital after multi-county pursuit

Young amputee, family give back by sharing gifts with hospital patients