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Minnesota launches new dashboard to track COVID-19 vaccine data

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) — Minnesotans now have a new way to track the progress of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, as the state launched a dashboard to report the number of vaccines that have been administered so far.

The state reported in its update on Tuesday that 144,503 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Minnesota, including 7,392 people who have completed the two-dose vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard.

The state said 13,633 people in Olmsted County have received at least one vaccine dose. Eighty-three of those people have completed the vaccine series.

Also on Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported that another 1,335 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests.

Seventy-three of the cases were reported in Olmsted County, MDH said. Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

Tuesday’s update brings the total number of cases reported in Minnesota since the start of the pandemic to 438,867. This includes 34,132 health care workers who tested positive for COVID-19. MDH said 16,921 of the state’s cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered “probable cases.”

The Department also reported 29,315 COVID-19 tests in Tuesday’s update, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 5,982,456. MDH said about 3,097,074 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.

Health officials said 418,610 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.

The Department also reported in Tuesday’s update that 13 more people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota. Five of the people who died were reportedly residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

A total of 5,724 people have died from COVID-19 in the state, health officials said. MDH said 3,660 of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

MDH also said a total of 22,931 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 4,811 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

Nicole Valinote

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