MDH: Over 1M Minnesotans with at least 1 COVID vaccination; 12 new deaths reported

The Minnesota Department of Health on Saturday reported 12 new deaths from COVID-19 and 975 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 1.56 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 843,711 receiving the Pfizer vaccine, 716,894 receiving the Moderna vaccine and 717 receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to MDH. Another seven vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

So far, 543,696 people have completed the two-shot vaccine series, according to MDH data.

Of the 975 newly reported cases, 159 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 24,349 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 6,546 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 274 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 4,078 long-term care facility deaths have been reported.

To date, 25,976 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 5,364 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Saturday moved the state’s total to 489,116 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 475,170 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Saturday, approximately 7.5 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 116.2 million people worldwide and killed over 2.58 million people.

Over 65.7 million people worldwide have recovered as of Saturday.

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."