MDH: 43 new COVID-related deaths, 1,598 new cases Thursday

MDH: 43 new COVID-related deaths, 1,598 new cases Thursday Photo: KSTP-TV.

Updated: January 14, 2021 11:18 AM
Created: January 14, 2021 11:08 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday reported 43 new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,598 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 169,416 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 124,497 receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 44,882 receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Thirty-seven vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

Of the 1,598 newly reported cases, 229 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 17,351 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 5,817 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 211 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Thursday, 3,716 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 23,113 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 4,836 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Thursday moved the state's total to 441,935 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 420,919 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Thursday, more than 6.04 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 92.5 million people worldwide and killed over 1.98 million people.

About 51.1 million people worldwide have recovered as of Thursday.

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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