COVID-19 in Minnesota: 18 new deaths, 851 cases reported

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK'd the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. Photo: NIAID-RML via AP. FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK'd the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S.

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Updated: January 27, 2021 11:23 AM
Created: January 27, 2021 09:48 AM

Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 18 new deaths from COVID-19 and 851 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 375,934 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 254,910 (67.8%) receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 120,803 (32.1%) receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Another 221 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

Of the 851 newly reported cases, 155 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 19,375 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

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So far, 6,124 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 242 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Wednesday, 3,887 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 24,073 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 5,004 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 457,317 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 441,740 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Wednesday, approximately 6.4 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 100.4 million people worldwide and killed over 2.1 million people.

About 55.5 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."


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