How many more people just became eligible. Why now. And how you can get an appointment for a shot.
Though Gov. Tim Walz said the priority for vaccination is still older Minnesotans and those with underlying conditions, he encouraged all Minnesotans to sign up to get vaccinated if they had the opportunity.
Walz announced the change after a promise of increased vaccine supplies from the federal government.
As of Monday, the most recent day of data available, 1,454,834 people in Minnesota, or 26.2 percent of the population, had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
In some states that opened up eligibility more quickly, massive demand brought down websites and jammed phone lines, causing delays.
On Wednesday, MDH also announced it had revised guidance on visitation and outings for the state’s long-term care facilities.
The request came after the city of Minneapolis announced a $27 million settlement with the family of George Floyd, the man Chauvin is accused of killing.
A COVID-19 cluster in the southwestern Twin Cities metro now includes 140 epidemiologically linked cases, 32 of which are confirmed to be the B117 variant.
According to the most recent data available, 1,240,140 people in Minnesota, or 22.3 percent of the population, have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
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In Minnesota, the Health Department announced that 6 more people had died of COVID-19 and that nearly 20 percent of the population had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
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.
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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.