Minnesota COVID-19 Update Saturday

Minnesota COVID-19 Update Saturday Photo: WDIO

Updated: April 17, 2021 01:08 PM
Created: May 25, 2020 11:51 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health reports 2,249 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with 10 deaths. One of the deaths was in long-term care or assisted living facilities. The total number of confirmed and probable cases across the state since the pandemic began is 554,536. 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 3,617,216 COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in Minnesota, with 1,348,019 receiving the Pfizer vaccine, 1,575,749 receiving the Moderna vaccine, and 193,432 receiving the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine. 16 vaccinations are considered "unknown/missing" in the data. According to MDH, 2,198,635 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. As of April 14th, 1,520,040 Minnesotans have completed their vaccination series.

There have been 7,005 deaths related to COVID-19 in Minnesota. 4,326 of the deaths occurred in long-term or assisted living care facilities. Minnesota surpassed 6,000 deaths on January 21. The state reached 5,000 on December 24, 4,000 deaths on December 7, 3,000 on November 18.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 webpage

Of the positive cases, MDH says 40,430 are health care workers, and 527,674 patients no longer need isolation.

Approximately 28,991 Minnesotans have required hospitalization for coronavirus symptoms since the pandemic began. 5,921 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 54,171 cases.

Health officials have completed approximately 8,804,249 tests as of Saturday. According to the MDH, 3,887,322 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 Saturday, April 17:

Aitkin County, MN: 1,286 cases (3 new cases) (36 deaths)
Beltrami County, MN: 3,722 cases (4 new cases) (57 deaths)
Carlton County, MN: 3,293 cases (4 new cases) (52 deaths)
Cass County, MN: 2,496 cases (9 new cases)  (26 deaths)
Cook County, MN: 145 cases (1 new case)
Crow Wing County, MN: 6,150 cases (22 new cases) (86 deaths)
Itasca County, MN: 3,707 cases  (24 new cases) (52 deaths)
Koochiching County, MN: 769 cases (4 new cases)  (13 deaths, including 1 Sunday)
Lake County, MN: 784 cases (1 new case) (19 deaths)
Pine County, MN: 3,118 cases (12 new cases) (21 deaths)
St. Louis County, MN: 16,774 cases (69 new cases) (297 deaths)

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 31,594,175 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 140.2 million people have been infected worldwide with 3,003,489 deaths as of 4/17/21 1:00 p.m. CST. The United States surpassed 500,000 deaths on February 22, 2021. Medical personnel have conducted over 413.1 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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