MDH reports 13 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,107 newly reported cases

Friday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 13 new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,107 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 1.79 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 924,464 receiving the Pfizer vaccine, 840,065 receiving the Moderna vaccine and 30,943 receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to MDH. Another 45 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

So far, 660,019 people have completed the vaccine series, according to MDH data.

Of the 1,107 newly reported cases, 172 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 25,629 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 6,737 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 369 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 4,237 long-term care facility deaths have been reported.

To date, 26,219 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 5,416 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 495,208 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 480,133 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Friday, approximately 7.6 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 118.7 million people worldwide and killed over 2.63 million people.

Over 67.2 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."