MDH reports 11 new COVID-19 deaths, 998 new cases

MDH reports 11 new COVID-19 deaths, 998 new cases Photo: KSTP-TV.

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Updated: May 04, 2021 11:12 AM
Created: May 04, 2021 07:35 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday reported 11 new deaths from COVID-19 and 998 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 4.39 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 2.3 million receiving the Pfizer vaccine, 1.8 million receiving the Moderna vaccine and 198,101 receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to MDH. Another 16 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

So far, 1.99 million people have completed the vaccine series, according to MDH data.

Of the 998 newly reported cases, 166 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 39,707 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 7,174 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 395 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 4,371 long-term care facility deaths have been reported.

To date, 30,574 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 6,219 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Tuesday moved the state's total to 581,335 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 560,733 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Tuesday, over 9.33 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 153.6 million people worldwide and killed over 3.21 million people.

Over 90.3 million people worldwide have recovered as of Tuesday.

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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