MDH: 7 new COVID-related deaths, 870 newly reported cases

The Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday reported seven new deaths from COVID-19 and 870 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 2.24 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 1.14 million receiving the Pfizer vaccine, 1.05 million receiving the Moderna vaccine and 50,315 receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to MDH. Another six vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

So far, 854,827 people have completed the vaccine series, according to MDH data.

Of the 870 newly reported cases, 174 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 27,650 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 6,789 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 370 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 4,248 long-term care facility deaths have been reported.

To date, 26,797 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 5,516 patients 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 507,231 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 490,340 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Tuesday, over 7.9 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 123.7 million people worldwide and killed over 2.72 million people.

Over 70.2 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."