MDH: 3 new deaths, 636 newly reported cases of COVID-19

MDH: 3 new deaths, 636 newly reported cases of COVID-19 Photo: KSTP-TV.

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Updated: March 01, 2021 11:23 AM
Created: March 01, 2021 07:26 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday reported three new deaths from COVID-19 and 636 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 1.37 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 759,714 receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 612,043 receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Another 15 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data. So far, 467,300 people have completed the two-shot vaccine series, according to MDH data.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Monday the state is fifth in the nation in regard to vaccinations. 

— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) March 1, 2021

Of the 636 newly reported cases, 114 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 23,703 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 6,486 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 Monday, 4,057 were residents of a long-term care facility.

To date, 25,727 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 5,308 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Monday moved the state's total to 485,230 since pandemic record-keeping began. A total of 471,647 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation.

As of Monday, approximately 7.35 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 114.2 million people worldwide and killed over 2.53 million people.

About 64.5 million people worldwide have recovered as of Monday.

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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