MDH: 31 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,565 new cases reported

MDH: 31 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,565 new cases reported Photo: KSTP-TV.

Updated: January 23, 2021 02:46 PM
Created: January 23, 2021 11:06 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health on Saturday reported 31 new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,565 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, there have been a total of 289,846 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota, with 69.0% (199,929) receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 31.0% (89,839) receiving the Moderna vaccine, according to MDH. Another 78 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data.

Of the 1,565 newly reported cases, 166 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 18,784 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 6,063 people have died from the coronavirus in Minnesota. Of those deaths, 231 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Thursday, 3,853 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 23,865 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 4,961 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the new positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Saturday moved the state's total to 453,808 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 436,544 patients have recovered or are recovering and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Saturday, approximately 6.3 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 98.3 million people worldwide and killed over 2 million people.

About 54.3 million people worldwide have recovered as of Saturday.

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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