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Minnesota Health Care Providers Report Shortfall Of 215 Billion GlovesFighting a pandemic is hard enough. But a year into the COVID crisis, Minnesota health care providers still face PPE shortages.
COVID Vaccine Pilot (MN): Gov. Announces Mass Vaccination Event For Educators, Registration Changes For Those 65+Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Monday announced changes to the state’s community vaccination efforts, with adults 65 years of age and older having a 24-hour window to pre-register for a chance to get an appointment. Also, a mass vaccination event will be held in St. Paul for educators and child care providers.
After Beating Cancer 3 Times, Mike Bell, 79, Loses Battle With COVIDAs a long-time construction worker, Mike Bell was known for his toughness. The 79-year-old beat cancer three times, but then COVID-19 infected his entire family, just as they were planning to be vaccinated.
MDH: Minnesotan Has Brazil P.1 COVID Variant, The First Known Case In USThe COVID-19 Brazil P.1 variant has been found in a Minnesota patient -- the first confirmed case in the United States.
Gov. Walz To Emphasize COVID-19 Recovery In Next 2-Year BudgetGov. Tim Walz will this week propose a two-year budget with a heavy focus on helping Minnesota recover from the impact of COVID-19.
COVID-19 In MN: MDH Reports 3 Additional Deaths, Lowest Daily Death Count Since OctoberAs the state announces changes to its vaccine pilot program, Minnesota health officials on Monday reported nearly 800 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths, the lowest daily fatality count since mid-October.
COVID In Wisconsin: State Sees Lowest Daily Case Total Since SeptemberWisconsin health officials on Sunday confirmed 1,119 positive tests for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the lowest daily total since September.C
COVID In Minnesota: Nearly 1,200 New Cases, 32 More Deaths ReportedMinnesota health officials on Sunday reported 1,196 more cases of COVID-19 and 32 more deaths.
Educators Allowed To Get Vaccinated, But Limited Doses lead To Few Getting ShotsThe state was allotted 68,000 doses to give out this week. Of that, 6,000 doses were set aside for educators and child care center workers.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 1,565 New Cases, 31 Deaths SaturdayMinnesota health officials on Saturday reported 1,565 cases of COVID and 31 deaths. More than 289,000 vaccines have now been administered state-wide.
Alibi Drinkery Faces Lawsuit From MDH For Operating Without A LicenseWeeks after Alibi Drinkery defied COVID-19 restrictions and opened for indoor dining, the Lakeville bar is now facing a lawsuit from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Changes To Process For 2nd Week Of COVID Vaccine Rollout For People 65+, EducatorsHealth officials tell us they're working to improve the scheduling system for next week. They say changes will be made before Tuesday when scheduling reopens again.