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The daily coronavirus update: 2 more deaths, 611 new cases in Minnesota

MDH also said Monday that more than 675,000 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine so far. 

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MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Here are the latest updates from February 15, 2021:

Two more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday, for a total of 6,378.

Of the people whose deaths were announced Monday, one was in their 80s and one was in their 60s. 

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MDH also said Monday there have been 474,169 total cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota. The number of positives is up 611 from Sunday’s count and is based on 18,165 new tests. The seven-day positivity average, which lags by a week, is 3.9 percent. You can find the seven-day positive case average here.

The state reports 675,329 people, or 12.1 percent of the state, have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

The most recent data available show 73 Minnesotans are hospitalized in intensive care with COVID-19, and 253 are in the hospital with COVID-19 not in intensive care. You can find more information about Minnesota’s current ICU usage and capacity here.

More information on cases can be found here.

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