MDH: 2,387 new COVID-19 cases, 48 deaths Friday
The Minnesota Department of Health on Friday reported 48 new deaths from COVID-19 and 2,387 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.
Meanwhile, as of Friday, there have been a total of 104,226 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 83,369 receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 20,808 receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Forty-nine vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.
Of the 2,387 newly reported cases, 278 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 16,196 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.
So far, 5,620 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 195 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Friday, 3,605 were in long-term care facilities.
To date, 22,617 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 4,742 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 431,944 since pandemic record-keeping began.
A total of 409,727 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.
As of Friday, more than 5.85 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 88.2 million people worldwide and killed over 1.9 million people.
About 49.2 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."