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COVID In Minnesota: Positivity Rate Now 7.4%; Hospitalizations Per Capita Are SpikingThe state reports there have been 1,625,800 people who have completed their vaccine series, and close to an additional 667,000 have received at least one dose.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 1,847 New Cases, 15 More DeathsState health officials Sunday reported 1,847 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 additional deaths.
COVID In MN: Over 50% Of Eligible Minnesotans Have Received One Vaccine Dose; MDH Reports 2,429 New Cases, 10 DeathsOver half of Minnesota's eligible population has received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as health officials report 2,429 additional cases of the virus and 10 deaths.
COVID In MN: Gov. Walz Says 'Roll Up Your Sleeves, MN' Vaccine Campaign Now Focusing On Manufacturing WorkersMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Friday that the statewide “Roll Up Your Sleeves, MN” vaccine outreach campaign will be focusing on “critical frontline workforce sectors” in manufacturing.
COVID In Minnesota: 2,299 New Cases, 6 Deaths; Cumulative Fatalities Near 7,000Health officials Friday reported an additional 2,299 cases of COVID-19 and six deaths, as the number of eligible Minnesotans who have received one dose of the vaccine nears 50% and the cumulative death toll approaches 7,000.
As Hospitalizations And ICU Numbers Climb, Some Hospitals Declare 3rd COVID SurgeSome Twin Cities hospitals have declared a third surge in the fight against COVID-19.
COVID In Minnesota: 2,736 New Cases, 11 Deaths Reported; Over 3.4 Million Vaccines Have Been AdministeredHealth officials in Minnesota reported 2,736 additional cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths on Thursday. Over 2.16 million eligible Minnesotans have received at least one vaccine dose.
UnitedHealth Adjusts Forecast Up Following Strong Start To YearUnitedHealth raised its full year profit forecast to adjusted earnings of $18.10 to $18.60 per share, up from an outlook of $17.75 to $18.25 per share that it debuted in December.
Executive Council Extends Gov. Walz's Emergency PowersMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic have been extended for yet another month as cases continue to proliferate. The council, all Democrats, extended the powers by another 30 days.
COVID In Minnesota: 16 Deaths, 1,715 New Cases; Nearly 50% Of Eligible Minnesotans Have Received 1st Vaccine DoseHealth officials in Minnesota reported 1,715 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 additional deaths, as the number of eligible Minnesotans who have received their first vaccine dose nears 50%.
Wis. Supreme Court: Gov. Evers Can't Limit Business CapacityThe Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Tony Evers' administration does not have the authority to issue capacity limits on bars, restaurants and other businesses without the Legislature's approval, a ruling that comes two weeks after the conservative-controlled court struck down the state's mask mandate.
Minnesota Clinics Report Majority Of COVID Hospitalizations Are Under 65 Years Old NowFor the first time since the start of the pandemic, the CentraCare health care system in Central Minnesota says 70% of their hospitalizations are patients are under the age of 65.