MDH reports 5 more COVID-19 deaths, 984 new cases

The Minnesota Department of Health on Sunday reported five new deaths from COVID-19 and 956 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 2.2 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 1.1 million receiving the Pfizer vaccine, 1 million receiving the Moderna vaccine and 49,978 receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to MDH.

So far, 839,860 people have completed the vaccine series, according to MDH data.

As of Sunday, 6,782 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, 26,651 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 5,493 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Sunday moved the state’s total to 505,224 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 488,156 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Sunday, approximately 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 nearly 123 million people worldwide and killed over 2.7 million people.

Over 69.6 million people worldwide have recovered as of Sunday.

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."