9 new COVID-19 deaths, 173 new cases in latest MDH data

Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported nine new deaths from COVID-19 and 173 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 5.5 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with over 3.07 million receiving the Pfizer vaccine, 2.19 million receiving the Moderna vaccine and 247,127 receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to MDH. Another 65 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

So far, over 2.7 million people have completed the vaccine series, according to MDH data.

Of the 173 newly reported cases, 34 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 43,765 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 7,512 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 417 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 4,456 long-term care facility deaths have been reported.

To date, 32,412 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 6,573 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Sunday moved the state’s total to 603,760 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 594,691 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Sunday, over 10.1 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 175.7 million people worldwide and killed over 3.7 million people.

Over 2.3 billion vaccine doses have been administered worldwide as of Sunday.

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."