MDH: 8 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,001 new cases; state reaches 1M vaccine doses administered mark

MDH: 8 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,001 new cases; state reaches 1M vaccine doses administered mark Photo: KSTP-TV.

Updated: February 19, 2021 11:18 AM
Created: February 19, 2021 09:23 AM

Friday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported eight new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,001 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 1.01 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 575,525 receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 440,667 receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Another 18 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data. So far, 286,543 people have completed the two-shot vaccine series, according to MDH data.

On Friday, Gov. Tim Walz announced the state has administered more than 1 million doses of the vaccine.

Of the 1,001 newly reported cases, 173 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 22,377 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 6,412 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 269 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Friday, 4,029 were residents of long-term care facilities.

To date, 25,368 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 5,240 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 477,287 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 463,454 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Friday, approximately 7.1 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 110 million people worldwide and killed over 2.4 million people.

About 62.2 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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