Minnesota COVID-19 Update Tuesday

Minnesota COVID-19 Update Tuesday Photo: WDIO

Updated: January 19, 2021 12:37 PM
Created: May 25, 2020 11:51 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health reports 922 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. There were six deaths, including four in a long term or assisted living care facility.

The total number of confirmed and probable cases across the state since the pandemic began is 448,268. The state surpassed 400,000 total cases on December 22, and on November 3 they passed 300,000 total cases. Minnesota reached 100,000 on October 1.

According to the MDH, there have been a total of 238,935 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota as of Tuesday, with 165,357 receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 73,503 receiving the Moderna vaccine. 75 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data. 

There have been 5,945 deaths related to COVID-19 in Minnesota. 3,790 of the deaths occurred in long-term or assisted living care facilities. Minnesota surpassed 5,000 deaths on December 24, 4,000 deaths on December 7, 3,000 on November 18, and 2,000 on September 26.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 webpage

Of the positive cases, MDH says 34,986 are health care workers, and 431,096 patients no longer need isolation.

Approximately 23,517 Minnesotans have required hospitalization for coronavirus symptoms since the pandemic began. 4,881 Minnesotans have been in intensive care units. MDH changed the way they report on hospitalizations as of September 24. Additional hospitalization information can be found at COVID-19 Weekly Report. Health officials add not all suspected cases of COVID-19 have been tested, so the data "is not representative of the total number of people in Minnesota who have or have had COVID-19."

MDH reports that the age group with the highest number of confirmed cases in the state are 20-24 year olds, with 45,238 cases.

Health officials have completed approximately 6,188,091 tests as of Tuesday. According to the MDH, 3,156,853 people have been tested in Minnesota. The state passed 6 million tests on January 13. Health officials performed over a million COVID tests in just under a month, having passed 5 million tests on December 17.

Here is the breakdown of confirmed and probable cases in the Northland according to the Minnesota Department of Health as of Tuesday, January 19:

Aitkin County, MN: 1,084 cases (4 new cases) (33 deaths)
Beltrami County, MN: 3,103 cases (3 new cases) (47 deaths)
Carlton County, MN: 2,800 cases (7 new cases) (43 deaths)
Cass County, MN: 2,076 cases  (23 deaths)
Cook County, MN: 114 cases 
Crow Wing County, MN: 4,827 cases (3 new cases) (74 deaths)
Itasca County, MN: 2,845 cases  (43 deaths)
Koochiching County, MN: 596 cases (1 new case) (10 deaths)
Lake County, MN: 637 cases (2 new cases) (15 deaths)
Pine County, MN: 2,667 cases (1 new case) (13 deaths)
St. Louis County, MN: 13,690 cases (31 new cases) (241 deaths)

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 24,104,561 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 95.7 million people have been infected worldwide with 2,047,697 deaths as of 1/19/21 11:22 a.m. CST. Medical personnel have conducted over 281 million tests in the United States so far. The United States surpassed 300,000 deaths on December 15. The world passed 2 million deaths on January 15. The world reached 1 million deaths on September 28, 2020.

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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