18 new COVID-19 deaths, 3,026 new cases reported by MDH

Monday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 18 new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 3,026 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Of the 3,026 newly reported cases, 213 of them are noted as probable cases, according to the MDH. A total of 10,499 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 4,462 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 112 are also listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Monday, 2,917 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 19,638 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 4,255 patients have been in the ICU.

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According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Monday moved the state’s total to 381,841 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 347,077 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Monday, more than 4.9 million COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota.

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 72.4 million people worldwide and killed over 1.61 million people.

About 47 million people worldwide have recovered as of Monday.

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."