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Minnesota Update: 2M complete COVID-19 vaccinations

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WXOW) - According to data from the Minnesota Department of Health, more than 2 million residents are now done with the COVID-19 vaccination process.

Overall, the figures show 2,007,668 people or 36.1 percent have completed the vaccination series according to the state's vaccination dashboard

Among the total population, MDH said 2,598,871 persons, or 46.7 percent, have received a first dose of the vaccine. 

MDH figures as of Monday, the data most recently available, show that 50.7 percent of all Houston County residents have received the first dose. 44 percent of the county's population is finished with the vaccine series. 95.1 percent of those 65 and over have had at least one dose of the vaccine according to MDH.

Winona County has had 45.2 percent of its population get at least one dose, while 40 percent have completed the vaccine series. 87.2 percent of those 65+ have had at least one dose of the vaccine.

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In Wednesday's MDH figures, 17 more people died from COVID-19 in the state.

To date, a total of 7,191 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, the Department reported. MDH said 4,374 of those who died were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

State health officials also reported in its update there were 1,267 more people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota. The cases were tested through a combination of PCR and antigen tests. 

Houston County is reporting 23 new cases. Winona County showed 11 new cases. Fillmore County had one. For a list of how many cases have been reported in each county click here.

A total of 582,576 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 41,675 health care workers, MDH said. Health officials said 39,940 of the state's cases were reported through positive antigen tests, rather than PCR tests, so they are considered "probable cases."

Health officials said 562,376 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 9,364,629. The Department reported that about 4,073,809 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota, noting that some people get tested more than once.

MDH also said a total of 30,691 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state to date. This includes 6,246 patients who have been hospitalized in the ICU.

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