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Minnesota Update: 1.52M fully vaccinated

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WXOW) --The latest figures on Friday from the Minnesota Department of Health show that statewide, more than 1.5 million people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Overall, the figures show 1,520,040 people, or 27.3 percent are finished with the vaccination series according to the state's vaccination dashboard

Among the total population, MDH said 2,198,635 people, or 39.5 percent, have received a first dose of the vaccine. 

MDH figures as of Wednesday show that 47.6 percent of all Houston County residents have received the first dose. 34.5 percent of the county's population is finished with the vaccine series. 93.5 percent of those 65 and over have had at least one dose of the vaccine according to MDH.

Winona County has had 41.9 percent of its population get at least one dose, while 32.2 percent have completed the vaccine series. 85.6 percent of those 65+ have had at least one dose of the vaccine.

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In its Friday update, DHS reported six new deaths from COVID-19 in Minnesota.

A total of 6,995 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, the Department reported. MDH said 4,325 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

State health officials also reported in its update that another 2,299 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota. The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. 

Winona County saw six new cases. Fillmore County also reported one new case. Houston County saw three new cases. For a list of how many cases have been reported in each county click here.

A total of 552,117 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 40,333 health care workers, MDH said. Health officials said 35,081 of the state's cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered "probable cases."

Health officials said 524,915 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.

MDH also reported that the total number of tests completed in the state is at 8,764,206. The Department reported that about 3,874,978 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.

MDH also said a total of 28,856 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 5,892 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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