MDH: 897 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths reported Sunday

MDH: 897 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths reported Sunday Photo: KSTP-TV.

Kyle Brown
Created: March 07, 2021 11:37 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health on Sunday reported four new deaths from COVID-19 and 897 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 1.6 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 860,184 receiving the Pfizer vaccine, 746,904 receiving the Moderna vaccine and 5,627 receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to MDH. Another seven vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

So far, 1,046,077 people have received at least one dose, and 570,038 people have completed the two-shot vaccine series, according to MDH data. As of Sunday, nearly 64% of Minnesotans age 65 and up and 17% of people ages 50-64 have received at least one dose.

So far, 6,550 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 274 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 4,079 long-term care facility deaths have been reported.

To date, 25,978 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 5,364 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Sunday moved the state's total to 490,011 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 476,055 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Friday, approximately 7.6 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 116 million people worldwide and killed nearly 2.6 million people.

Almost 66 million people worldwide have recovered as of Sunday.

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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