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Minnesota COVID-19 Update Thursday

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Updated: September 23, 2021 02:43 PM
Created: May 25, 2020 11:51 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health reports 2,434 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with 24 deaths. There were four deaths in counties in the Northland, including one each in Carlton, Cass, Itasca, and St. Louis. The total number of confirmed and probable cases across the state since the pandemic began is 694,320. 

The number of cases is updated at 11 a.m. with data as current as 4 a.m. on the previous business day. MDH is no longer updating the COVID-19 statistics on the weekends.

There have been 8,049 deaths related to COVID-19 in Minnesota, with 4,612 associated with long-term care or assisted living facilities. There has been 37,344 total cases hospitalized, with 7,584 patients needing the ICU.

According to the MDH,  73.1% of Minnesota residents 16 and up have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of Sept. 21. 69.5% of Minnesotans have completed their vaccination series.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 webpage

Here is the breakdown of confirmed and probable cases in the Northland according to the Minnesota Department of Health as of Thursday, September 23: 

Aitkin County, MN: 1,580 cases (7 new cases) (38 deaths)
Beltrami County, MN: 5,275 cases (64 new cases) (72 deaths)
Carlton County, MN: 3,969 cases (14 new cases)  (60 deaths, including 1 Thursday)
Cass County, MN: 3,526 cases (18 new cases) (36 deaths, including 1 Thursday)
Cook County, MN: 215 cases (1 new case) (no deaths)
Crow Wing County, MN: 8,008 cases (47 new cases) (102 deaths)
Itasca County, MN: 5,292 cases (16 new cases) (72 deaths, including 1 Thursday)
Koochiching County, MN: 1,237 cases (13 new cases)  (19 deaths)
Lake County, MN: 932 cases  (2 new cases) (21 deaths)
Pine County, MN: 3,816 cases (22 new cases) (26 deaths)
St. Louis County, MN: 20,783 cases (75 new cases) (337 deaths, including 1 Thursday)

Minnesota COVID-19 thresholds:

  • 100,000 cases - Oct. 1, 2020
  • 300,000 cases - Nov. 3, 2020
  • 400,000 cases - Dec. 22, 2020
  • 500,000 cases - March 18, 2021
  • 600,000 cases - May 17, 2021
  • 3,000 deaths - Nov. 18, 2020
  • 4,000 deaths - Dec. 7, 2020
  • 5,000 deaths - Dec. 24, 2020
  • 6,000 deaths - Jan. 21, 2021
  • 7,000 deaths - April 17, 2021
  • 8,000 deaths - September 21, 2021

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering  reports 42,613,490 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. since the pandemic began. Approximately 232.5 million people have been infected worldwide with 4,748,124 deaths as of 9/23/2021, 1:21 p.m. CDT. There have been 682,042 deaths in the United States. Over 386.1 million doses of vaccine have been administered in the U.S.

According to the CDC, symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea.

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately: Trouble breathing, Persistent pain or pressure in the chest, New confusion, Inability to wake or stay awake, Bluish lips or face. The CDC recommends calling your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

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