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COVID In Minnesota: 1,000+ New Cases Reported; CDC Expected To Backpedal On Mask Guidelines

MINNESOTA (WCCO) — Minnesota health officials reported Tuesday 1,032 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths as the Delta variant continues to spread, pushing case counts and hospitalizations to levels not seen since spring. The large in increase in cases Tuesday is, at least partly, due numbers being processed from the weekend. However, daily case counts have been rising steadily for weeks. The last time Minnesota recorded a day with more than 1,000 new cases was in early May. One of the three deaths recorded in the last 24 hours includes a person in Ramsey County in their mid-...
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COVID In Minnesota: 424 New Cases, 3 More Deaths Reported As Delta Variant Continues To Spread

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota health officials reported Monday 424 more cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths as the Delta variant continues to spread in the state. The high-contagious variant is accounting for about 75% of all new cases, health officials say. Nearly all of the new cases are among people who are unvaccinated. Minnesota’s vaccination rate has slowed to a crawl in recent weeks. Currently, 56% of the state’s eligible population, those ages 12 and up, have received at least one shot of the vaccine. Meanwhile, about 53% of those eligible have completed their vaccine series. As the...
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More COVID Cases, Deaths Reported In Minnesota

More coronavirus cases have been reported in Minnesota. Yesterday, health officials listed 424 new cases and three additional deaths. With those numbers introduced, the state’s totals show over 609-thousand infections and about 76-hundred-53 deaths overall. About three-million-128-thousand-86 people have received their first shot of the coronavirus vaccine so far. About...
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With COVID-19 Cases on the Uptrend, Minnesota Health Leaders Say Delta Variant is Concerning for the Unvaccinated

(KNSI) – New COVID-19 cases are increasing around the U.S. and Minnesota, and though state health leaders say the state’s current cases, test positivity rate and hospitalizations are still below their caution threshold, they say the more transmissible delta variant is concerning for those who are not — or cannot be — vaccinated against COVID-19. In the Minnesota Department of Health’s first media briefing call in several weeks, Commissioner Jan Malcolm said the state is seeing a pattern similar to what the rest of the country is experiencing: an increase in new cases and hospitalizations, especially among people who are not vaccinated.
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Cases of COVID-19 linked to Provincetown outbreak found in Minnesota

Health officials say there have been several cases of COVID-19 detected in Minnesota that have been traced back to the holiday weekend outbreak in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Minnesota Department of Health infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann says that all the Minnesotans who have contracted COVID-19 after spending time in the Cape Cod tourist destination over 4th of July weekend were vaccinated, and none of them have been hospitalized.
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Minnesota's COVID-19 hospitalizations, positivity rate increase

State officials urged more Minnesotans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in response to an uptick in pandemic activity, including a rise in hospitalizations, that is being fueled by the more infectious delta variant of the coronavirus. "It's really a new thing that we're dealing with - not the same old...
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Coronavirus in Minnesota: Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are up

MinnPost provides weekly updates on coronavirus in Minnesota on Tuesdays that cover COVID-19 in Minnesota from the previous Wednesday to present. The Centers for Disease Control on Tuesday recommended that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in places where cases of COVID-19 are surging. The agency is also recommending that students and staff — regardless of vaccination status — wear masks in schools.
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COVID-19 in MN: Unvaccinated 'extremely vulnerable' to delta strain

Stickers for COVID-19 vaccine recipients were held on the mobile bus clinic in Winthrop, Minn. on July 16. Photo: Hannah Yang | MPR News file. While Minnesota’s current upswing in COVID-19 is relatively mild compared to earlier surges, state officials are warning that the pandemic is not over yet and that those who are not vaccinated are especially vulnerable to a rapidly growing variant of the disease.