23 new COVID-19 deaths, 4,906 new cases reported by MDH

Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 23 new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 4,906 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Of the 4,906 newly reported cases, 63 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 1,567 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 2,698 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota. Thirty of those deaths are also listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Tuesday, 1,860 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 11,933 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 2,996 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the 4,906 newly reported positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Tuesday moved the state’s total to 189,681 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 153,347 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Tuesday, more than 3.1 million COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota.

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According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 50.9 million people worldwide and killed over 1.26 million people.

Nearly 33.3 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 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."