6 new COVID-19 deaths, 2,299 new cases, MDH reports

The Minnesota Department of Health on Friday reported six new deaths from COVID-19 and 2,299 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 3.53 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 1.80 million receiving the Pfizer vaccine, 1.53 million receiving the Moderna vaccine and 192,962 receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to MDH. Another 16 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

So far, 1.52 million people have completed the vaccine series, according to MDH data.

Of the 2,299 newly reported cases, 350 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 35,081 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 6,995 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 385 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 4,325 long-term care facility deaths have been reported.

To date, 28,856 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 5,892 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 552,117 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 524,915 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Friday, over 8.76 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 139.2 million people worldwide and killed over 2.98 million people.

Over 79.3 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."