4 new COVID-19 deaths, 980 new cases reported by MDH

Monday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported four new deaths from COVID-19 and 980 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

MDH said in a briefing on Monday, there was a delay in a file being uploaded to the MDH dashboard, meaning about 9,000 test results with 558 positive cases didn’t make it into Monday’s upload. Those numbers represented both new and repeat COVID-19 cases. That data will be included in Tuesday’s data.

Meanwhile, as of Monday, there have been a total of 147,645 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 111,468 receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 36,120 receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Fifty-seven vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

Of the 980 newly reported cases, 188 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 16,836 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 5,711 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 202 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Monday, 3,655 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 22,815 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 4,783 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Monday moved the state’s total to 437,552 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 417,005 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Monday, more than 5.95 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 90.4 million people worldwide and killed over 1.93 million people.

About 50.1 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."