MDH: 7 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,120 newly reported cases
The Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday reported seven new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 1,120 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.
Of the 1,120 newly reported cases, 12 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH.
So far, 2,246 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota. Eleven of those deaths are also listed as probable COVID-19 deaths.
To date, 9,042 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 2,451 patients have been in the ICU.
According to MDH, the 1,120 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests in Minnesota on Tuesday moved the state’s total to 125,531 since pandemic record-keeping began. MDH reported nearly 14,000 tests were processed Monday.
Last week, MDH started reporting positive cases from antigen testing, which began in September. A total of 316 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began.
A total of 111,634 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.
As of Tuesday, more than 2.5 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 40.5 million people worldwide and killed over 1.1 million people.
About 27.7 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."