Minnesota COVID-19 Update Wednesday

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Updated: April 21, 2021 12:28 PM
Created: May 25, 2020 11:51 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health reports 1,611 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with 13 deaths. Two of the deaths occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities. The total number of confirmed and probable cases across the state since the pandemic began is 560,450. The state surpassed 500,000 total cases on March 18, 2021. 

Minnesota reached 400,000 total cases on December 22, and passed 300,000 total cases on November 3. Minnesota reached 100,000 on October 1.

According to the MDH, there have been a total of 3,785,179 COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in Minnesota, with 1,950,944 receiving the Pfizer vaccine, 1,640,066 receiving the Moderna vaccine, and 194,150 receiving the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine. 19 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data. According to MDH, 2,324,241 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. As of April 21st, 1,648,311 Minnesotans have completed their vaccination series.

There have been 7,044 deaths related to COVID-19 in Minnesota. 4,339 of the deaths occurred in long-term or assisted living care facilities. Minnesota surpassed 7,000 deaths on April 17. The state reached 6,000 on January 21, 5,000 on December 24, 4,000 deaths on December 7, 3,000 on November 18.

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Of the positive cases, MDH says 40,682 are health care workers, and 537,130 patients no longer need isolation.

Approximately 29,372 Minnesotans have required hospitalization for coronavirus symptoms since the pandemic began. 5,990 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 54,513 cases.

Health officials have completed approximately 8,904,956 tests as of Wednesday. According to the MDH, 3,923,029 people have been tested in Minnesota. The state surpassed 8 million tests on March 23, that is an increase of one million tests in just over a month. Minnesota reached 6 million tests on January 13, and completed 5 million COVID-19 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 Wednesday, April 21:

Aitkin County, MN: 1,294 cases (1 new case) (36 deaths)
Beltrami County, MN: 3,754 cases (9 new cases) (57 deaths)
Carlton County, MN: 3,311 cases (1 new cases) (52 deaths)
Cass County, MN: 2,525 cases (15 new cases)  (26 deaths)
Cook County, MN: 148 cases (2 new cases)
Crow Wing County, MN: 6,242 cases (26 new cases) (86 deaths)
Itasca County, MN: 3,790 cases  (16 new cases) (53 deaths)
Koochiching County, MN: 778 cases (2 new cases)  (13 deaths)
Lake County, MN: 788 cases (4 new cases) (19 deaths)
Pine County, MN: 3,138 cases (8 new cases) (21 deaths)
St. Louis County, MN: 16,926 cases (19 new cases) (298 deaths)

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 31,804,023 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 143.1 million people have been infected worldwide with 3,048,296 deaths as of 4/21/21 11:20 a.m. CST. The United States surpassed 500,000 deaths on February 22, 2021. Medical personnel have conducted over 419.7 million tests in the United States so far. The United States surpassed 400,000 deaths on January 19. The world passed 2 million deaths on January 15, and reached 1 million 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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