Minnesota Nears Giving 1 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota is closing in on the milestone of administering 1 million doses of coronavirus vaccines.

According to an update from the Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday, the state’s health care providers had administered a total of 927,384 vaccine doses as of Sunday.

That figure covers 686,210 people who’d had at least their first doses as of Sunday, which includes the 240,027 people who had completed the two-dose series.

And that means 12.3% of Minnesota’s population has had at least one dose, with 4.3% having had both doses.

The department on Tuesday also reported 456 new coronavirus cases, with two new deaths, for cumulative totals of 474,621 cases and 6,380 deaths since the pandemic reached the state last March.

Key metrics continue to decline, including the state’s seven-day averages for test positivity, new daily cases, and new daily deaths.

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