Minnesota reaches 3 million vaccinated mark

Three million Minnesotans have now started their COVID-19 vaccine series.

State data also shows 2.75 million completing the series.

While the better vaccine rates of at least 60 percent are in the metro area, Cook County has 72 percent of their entire population with at least one dose.

Beltrami County’s vaccinated rate is increasing, at 44 percent of the entire population.

Of the vaccine-eligible population, the percentage rises to 54 percent in Beltrami.

In the same parameter, Cass County’s vaccine rate is 49 percent, Clearwater County’s rate is 42 percent, and Hubbard County’s rate is 46 percent.

In the last two days, MDH reported fewer than 100 new COVID cases in a day for the first time since April 2020.

Since December, nearly all new cases and hospitalizations have involved unvaccinated Minnesotans.

Anyone 12 years old and older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer’s vaccine has emergency approval for anyone 12 and older, while Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are approved for 18 and older.

Incentives are still available for those who get their first shot by the end of June.

 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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