MDH reports 8 new COVID-19 deaths, 813 cases Sunday

MDH reports 8 new COVID-19 deaths, 813 cases Sunday Photo: KSTP-TV.

Created: February 28, 2021 11:05 AM

Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported eight new deaths from COVID-19 and 813 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 1.3 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 749,629 receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 589,197 receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Another 15 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data. So far, 452,562 people have completed the two-shot vaccine series, according to MDH data.

Of the 813 newly reported cases, 147 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 23,591 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 6,483 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 271 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Sunday, 4,055 were residents of long-term care facilities.

To date, 25,719 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 5,295 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 484,594 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 470,819 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Sunday, approximately 7.3 million COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota.

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See the full Minnesota COVID-19 situation update here.

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 113 million people worldwide and killed over 2.5 million people.

About 64.3 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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