ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX47) — Three weeks after Minnesota reached 2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, Gov. Tim Walz is announcing that the state has reached another milestone in the vaccine rollout.
More than 3 million vaccine doses have now been administered in the state, according to a news release from Walz on Thursday. The governor said the state announced it had reached 2 million doses administered on March 18.
“This was our fastest million doses yet and, with fans in the stands at Target Field, the signs are all around us – spring has arrived, normalcy is near, and we are going to end this pandemic,” Walz said in the news release.
According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Tuesday, 1,900,248 people have received at least one vaccine dose in the state. This includes 1,247,045 people who have completed the vaccine series.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported in its update on Thursday that another 2,535 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, and 14 more people have died from COVID-19.
“As we continue our critical work to immunize for impact and prioritize our most vulnerable neighbors, it’s important we continue to protect each other from the virus – keep that mask up, socially distance, and get tested when needed,” Walz added.