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The daily coronavirus update: seven more deaths; 48 percent of Minnesota’s population vaccinated

Seven more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday. 

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MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Monday 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 June 10, 2021:

Seven more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday, for a total of 7,484. 

Of the people whose deaths were announced Thursday, two were in their 90s, one was in their 80s, three were in their 60s and one was in their 30s. Two of the seven people whose deaths were announced Thursday were residents of long-term care facilities.

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MDH also said Thursday there have been 603,305 total cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota. The number of positives is up 175 from Wednesday’s count and is based on 17,247 new tests. The seven-day case positivity average, which lags by a week, is 2.2 percent, down from 3.1 percent the week prior. You can find the seven-day case positivity average here.

As of Tuesday, the most recent day of data available, 2,978,393  people in Minnesota, or 53 percent of the population, had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The state reports 2,696,380, or 48 percent of the population, have completed the vaccination series. More data on vaccines here.

The most recent data available show 56 Minnesotans are hospitalized in intensive care with COVID-19, and 147 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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MDH’s coronavirus website: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html

MDH’s phone line for COVID-19 questions: 651-297-1304.

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