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MDH: More than 33% of Olmsted County residents have completed COVID-19 vaccine series

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) — State health officials are reporting that as of Sunday, 1,841,585 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The state said this means 33.1% of Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 21.4% of residents who have completed the vaccine series.

In Olmsted County, state health officials said that as of Sunday, 45.8% of residents have received at least one vaccine dose. This includes 33.7% of residents who have completed the vaccine series.

MDH reported 3,014 more COVID-19 cases in Tuesday’s update. The Department noted that the number of cases may appear higher because the update includes cases from two days, both Sunday and Monday, as no update was reported during the Easter holiday. The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. Find a list of how many cases have been reported in each county here.

A total of 530,662 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 39,553 health care workers, MDH reported. Health officials said 31,459 of the state’s cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered “probable cases.”

The update on Tuesday included 29,635 COVID-19 tests from both Sunday and Monday, bringing the total number of tests completed in the state to about 8,405,105.

MDH said 508,094 of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state no longer need to be isolated.

The Minnesota Department of Health also reported in its update on Tuesday that four more people have died from COVID-19 in the state. This brings the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 6,889. State health officials said 4,294 of the people who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

MDH also said a total of 27,781 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state. This includes 5,693 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

Nicole Valinote

Social Media and Digital Content Manager

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