MDH: 6 newly reported deaths, over 569K vaccinated so far in Minnesota

Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported six new deaths from COVID-19 and 586 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 732,216 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 439,813 receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 292,385 receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Another 18 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data. So far, 162,132 people have completed the two-shot vaccine series, according to MDH data.

Of the 586 newly reported cases, 78 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 21,156 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 6,308 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 262 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Tuesday, 3,977 were residents of a long-term care facility.

To date, 24,863 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 5,121patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Tuesday moved the state’s total to 469,254 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 455,280 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Tuesday, approximately 6.8 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 106.6 million people worldwide and killed over 2.3 million people.

About 59.5 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 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."