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Live updates: MDH reports 42 new COVID-related deaths

Here is the latest data on Minnesota's battle against COVID-19, the delta and omicron variants and the efforts to increase vaccinations and testing across the state.

MINNEAPOLIS — Editor's Note: The video above originally aired on Jan. 24.

Monday, Jan. 24

11 a.m.

The Minnesota Department of Health announced on Monday morning that the state reported 12,722 new COVID-19 cases and 42 COVID-related deaths. However, state and national public health officials say reported new cases do not entirely paint the full picture of the current state of the pandemic as at-home tests are not reported. Data on hospitalizations and deaths more accurately represent the state of the current omicron-fuel surge.

Since the coronavirus pandemic started nearly two years ago, Minnesota has reported 11,193 COVID-related deaths. Of those, MDH says 5,282 have happened in assisted living or long-term care facilities.

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MDH has reported 1,229,444 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

According to MDH's newest published data, currently 1,566 patients are hospitalized because of COVID-19. Of those patients, 238 require ICU care.

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