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COVID Pandemic In MN: 900,000+ People Have Received At Least 1 Vaccine Dose

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As March begins in Minnesota, over 900,000 people in the state have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. Meanwhile, health officials on Monday reported 636 more virus cases and three more deaths.

According to the update from Minnesota’s health department, there have been about a total of 485,000 COVID-19 cases discovered in the state since the pandemic began nearly one year ago. A vast majority of those people who contracted the virus, about 471,600 of them, have recovered and no longer need isolation.

The state’s death toll is now 6,486, with about 63% of those deaths occurring in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Last week, Gov. Tim Walz said the state plans on vaccinating 70% of seniors in the state, with at least one dose, by the end of March before expanding vaccine eligibility. As of Feb. 27, nearly 53% of those 65 years of age and older have had at least one vaccine dose.

On Monday, Walz said that Minnesota ranks fifth in the nation for vaccinations.

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In total, nearly 1.4 million vaccine doses have been administered in Minnesota. More than 900,000 people have received at least one vaccine dose and 467,300 have completed the two-dose vaccine series.

The state’s positivity rate, a seven-day average, is 3.6% as of Feb. 18, due to data lag.


Source: CBS Minnesota

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