28 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,145 cases reported by MDH in latest data

The Minnesota Department of Health on Friday reported 28 new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,145 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 444,164 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 299,831 receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 144,100 receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Another 233 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data. So far 96,842 people have completed the two-shot vaccine series, according to MDH data.

Of the 1,145 newly reported cases, 153 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 19,728 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 6,168 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 247 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Friday, 3,911 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 24,200 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 5,024 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Friday moved the state’s total to 459,747 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 443,253 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Friday, approximately 6.5 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 101.5 million people worldwide and killed nearly 2.2 million people.

About 56.1 million people worldwide have recovered as of Friday.

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."