MDH: 2,954 new cases in latest COVID-19 report, 9 new deaths

Monday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported nine new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 2,954 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Of the 2,954 newly reported cases, 19 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 686 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 2,484 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota. Twenty-one of those deaths are also listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Monday, 1,734 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 10,437 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 2,729 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the 2,954 newly reported positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Monday moved the state’s total to 153,620 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 132,125 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Monday, more than 2.9 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 46.6 million people worldwide and killed over 1.2 million people.

About 31.1 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 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."