Minnesota reports 2,714 new COVID-19 cases, 54 new deaths Sunday

Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 3:26 PM CST
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (KARE) - The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported 2,714 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, along with 54 new deaths.

Take into account, these newly reported cases and deaths includes counts from Jan. 1 and 2, due to the holidays.

MDH’s COVID-19 case definition includes both antigen testing and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. Positive PCR test results are considered confirmed cases, while positive antigen test results are considered probable cases.

Sunday’s new case total includes 2,534 confirmed cases and 180 probable cases.

The total number of Minnesotans who have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began is now 420,544, with 14,858 of those as antigen test results.

MDH says 53 new deaths from the virus were reported. That pushes the total number of fatalities in Minnesota to 5,430.

To date, 22,095 Minnesotans have been hospitalized with the coronavirus since the pandemic started, with 4,658 of them needing care in the ICU.

MDH reports that 403,419 people once diagnosed with the virus have recovered enough that they no longer need isolation.

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