MDH reports 9 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,323 new cases

Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported nine new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,323 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 2.27 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 1.15 million receiving the Pfizer vaccine, 1.06 million receiving the Moderna vaccine and 50,640 receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to MDH. Another four vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

So far, 862,955 people have completed the vaccine series, according to MDH data.

Of the 1,323 newly reported cases, 288 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 27,939 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 6,798 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 370 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 4,254 long-term care facility deaths have been reported.

To date, 26,859 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 5,522 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Wednesday moved the state’s total to 508,541 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 491,410 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Wednesday, over 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 124.3 million people worldwide and killed over 2.73 million people.

Over 70.5 million people worldwide have recovered as of Wednesday.

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."