The Minnesota Department of Health also reported Wednesday that 17 more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, for a total of 6,507.
As of Saturday, 902,242 people in Minnesota, or 16.2 percent of the population, had received at least one of two doses the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.
Community spread refers to cases of COVID-19 where contact tracers can’t determine the source of infection. A high rate of community spread was thought to indicate a pandemic out of control.
As tax bills come due, some Minnesotans have been surprised to learn that extra unemployment payments through the CARES Act and later executive action didn’t have taxes withheld.
Vaccination of further groups will begin after 70% of Minnesotans over the age of 65 have received a single dose of vaccine, something expected by the end of March.
Nursing homes were hard-hit by the pandemic, but early access to vaccines appears to be making a difference.
The most recent data shows that 770,021 people, or 13.8 percent of Minnesota’s population, had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine so far.
Minnesota did not withhold state or federal taxes from the $600 and $300 bonus unemployment payments, which are taxed as regular income.
Minnesota’s 7-day case positivity rate of 3.6 was also the lowest it has been for months.
As of Friday, 754,602 people, or roughly 13.6 percent of Minnesota’s population, had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
As of Wednesday, 728,081 Minnesotans had received at least one dose of the vaccine and 286,543 both doses.
Asymptomatic cases and lack of testing at the beginning of the pandemic means the official count of cases is too low. Researchers are working on developing a fuller picture.
According to the most recent data available, 583,602 Minnesotans, or 10.5 percent of the state’s population, have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Trees that thrive in environments like Minnesota’s, where temperatures can drop below freezing for an extended period of time, have adaptations that allow them to survive the winter.
The most recent vaccine data show 556,482 people in Minnesota, or 10.1 percent of the population, have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
As of Wednesday, 497,843 people in Minnesota, or 9 percent of the population, had at least one of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine; 138,212 had had both doses.
Both Minnesota and Wisconsin have seen a rate of 112 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 residents.
In 2020, the DFL-affiliated groups vastly outspent their GOP counterparts and saw their House majority shrink, while also failing to retake the state Senate.
Minnesota also announced two more deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, one of the lowest totals in months.