MDH: 40 new COVID-related deaths, 1,364 new cases reported Sunday

MDH: 40 new COVID-related deaths, 1,364 new cases reported Sunday Photo: KSTP-TV.

Updated: January 17, 2021 11:12 AM
Created: January 17, 2021 10:17 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health on Sunday reported 40 new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,364 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 221,183 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 71.9% (159,127) receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 28.0% (62,008) receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Forty-eight vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

Of the 1,364 newly reported cases, 140 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 17,861 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 5,927 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 217 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Sunday, 3,779 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 23,367 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 4,879 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 446,380 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 427,468 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Sunday, more than 6.1 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 94.9 million people worldwide and killed over 2.0 million people.

About 52.1 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."

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