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COVID In Minnesota: Data Show State's Conservative Counties Have Lower Vaccination Rates, Reflecting National TrendCounties in Minnesota with the lowest vaccination rates voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 election by large margins, state data from the health department and secretary of state’s office show, reflecting a national trend of partisan differences when it comes to taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID In Minnesota: Positivity Rate Inches Up To 2%, With 340 Newly Confirmed CasesThere are also a reported 3.3 daily new cases per 100,000 Minnesota residents; the line of caution there is drawn at 5 cases per 100,000.
COVID In Minnesota: 5 More Deaths Reported; Case Counts, Hospitalizations On The RiseDaily COVID-19 case numbers are mounting in Minnesota, and state health officials say the highly-transmissible Delta variant is to blame.
'This Virus Will Find Everybody Who Is Not Immune': Mayo Doctor's Strong Warning Over COVID's Delta VariantThe Minnesota Department of Health say 99% of new cases in Minnesota are in unvaccinated people, and 75% of those new cases are the Delta variant.
Hennepin County Approves An Additional $250,000 For Vaccine Incentives Minnesota's most populous county is boosting its incentive program for COVID-19 vaccine shots.
State Offers Assistance To Minnesotans Struggling To Pay Utility Bills Following PandemicThe grants can cover payment of energy bills or replacement or repair of homeowners' broken heating systems. There's also a separate weatherization program to help cut down energy costs for low-income Minnesotans.
COVID In Minnesota: State's Positivity Rate Creeping Up After Reaching Record LowsAfter plummeting to record lows in the wake of Minnesota's vaccine rollout, the state's positivity rate is starting to creep back up.
Canada To Open Borders To Fully Vaccinated Americans Aug. 9The Canadian government announced Monday that starting Aug. 9, United States citizens and permanent residents who have been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks will be able to cross the border.
COVID-19 In MN: Over 66% Of Those Ages 12 And Up Have Received At Least 1 Vaccine DoseMinnesota’s latest positivity rate for COVID-19 continues to hover at about 1.6% as health officials on Monday reported 263 additional virus cases and three more deaths.
Hamline University Requires Students, Staff To Get COVID VaccineHamline University in St. Paul will require students and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Aug. 15.
COVID In Minnesota: Positivity Rate At 1.6%, 249 New Cases ReportedAs Minnesota's COVID-19 positivity rate starts to tick up again, health officials on Friday reported 249 additional virus cases and three more deaths.
Vaccinated Americans Could Be Allowed To Cross Canadian Border Next MonthMinnesotans could start heading north of the border next month.
Mother Fights To Visit Injured Son Due To Metro Hospital's COVID RestrictionsA Minnesota mother is questioning the visitor policy at one metro hospital after a terrifying accident nearly took her son’s life on the Fourth of July.
COVID In Minnesota: Positivity Now Up To 1.6%, Hospitalizations Stay SteadyMinnesota is reporting 216 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, and two new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Mask Mandate Unlikely In Classrooms This Fall, Minnesota Ed. Commissioner SaysAs of now, children 12 and under are not eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccines currently in distribution.
No Overpayments By Minnesota For COVID-19 Tests, Audit FindsThe state is liable under the terms of its contract for up to $75 million that are not covered by other payors such as health plans, but has paid only $3.1 million so far.
COVID In Minnesota: Daily New Cases Per 100K Residents Creeps Up With Positivity RateWednesday's updated figures from the Minnesota Department of Health report 208 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, and two new deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
Minnesota's COVID Vaccine Incentive Program Falls Short Of Its 100,000 Participant GoalMore than 17,400 Minnesotans cashed in on rewards in a state vaccine incentive program designed to boost shots in arms, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Health -- which is a fraction of the initial goal.
COVID In Minnesota: Positivity Rate Rising, Now At 1.5%; 386 New CasesHospitalization figures are continuing to hold steady. The latest figures of those hospitalized show 23 Minnesotans in ICU. There are an additional 81 reported hospitalizations for COVID in the state.
Critical COVID Survivor Jerry Greenwood Is Still 'Fighting Every Day'He went from one of the Twin Cities' most critical COVID patients to survive to a 54-year-old man still struggling to breathe.
COVID-19 Audit Sought By Minnesota Lawmakers Looks DoubtfulRepublican Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer says an audit would provide some answers on how the state measured up and on what lessons should be learned, and she expects it to go forward.
COVID In Minnesota: Positivity Rate Remains At 1.2%, With 2 More Deaths, 189 New CasesSince the start of the pandemic, there have been 606,484 positive cases and 7,624 deaths. In the last day, there have been about 14,000 new tests processed.
COVID In Minnesota: Community Vaccination Sites To Wind DownGov. Tim Walz on Friday announced that Minnesota will be winding down its mass COVID-19 vaccination sites as 70% of the state's adult population has been vaccinated.
COVID In Minnesota: 140 Cases, 5 New Deaths Reported FridayThe Minnesota Department of Health on Friday reported 140 additional COVID-19 cases and five deaths.
COVID In Minnesota: 2 Deaths, 127 New Cases ReportedHealth officials on Thursday reported that 67.3% of Minnesotans 16 and older have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 64.2% have completed the series.
St. Paul's Turf Club Roars Back To Life After Almost 500 Days Of Silence“[Wednesday night] is our first ticketed event back in almost 500 days,” Ashley Ryan said. “It’s been a really long time to get here.”
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 150 Cases, 5 DeathsLatest figures show that 67.1% of Minnesotans 16 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 63.9% have completed the series.
Stillwater Welcomes Holiday Weekend Visitors For 1st Time Without COVID RestrictionsThis Fourth of July marked one of the first holidays since COVID restrictions lifted in Minnesota -- and Stillwater visitors and businesses certainly felt the impact.
Target Field Opens At 100% Capacity With Special GiveawaysThe roaring applause of baseball fans will echo in a full Target Field Monday, after shutdowns and restrictions ruled the ball park for most of the past year.

Latest Health Headlines from CBS News

Tech entrepreneur works to help patients communicate health historyCiitizen is an online system for patients to upload and digitally house their medical records.
The latest on Delta variant and what it meansCBS News medical contributor Doctor David Agus joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” on COVID concerns and what worries him most.
Less than half of population in 16 states received at least one dose of COVID vaccineThe Biden administration is buying an additional 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, ahead of the potential need for booster shots and a vaccine for children under the age of 12 later this year. The action comes as the highly contagious Delta variant is driving up coronavirus infections across the country. Michael George has the latest.
17 new Olympic-related COVID-19 cases reported, bringing total to 127The news of the new infections came just hours after the opening ceremony.
Alabama governor says it's time to blame unvaccinated for COVID rise"It's time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks. It's the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down," Ivey said of COVID cases in her state.
U.S. shipping 3.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine to ColombiaThe doses are set to arrive on Sunday, two White House officials tell the U.S.
Drug-resistant superbug fungus spreads in Texas and Washington, D.C.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning of an outbreak of a superbug fungus that is attacking patients in Washington, D.C., and Dallas, Texas. Omar Villafranca has more.
U.S. buys additional 200 million doses of Pfizer vaccineThe Biden administration ordered 200 million more doses of the Pfizer vaccine as COVID cases rise and some cities are implementing safety measures to prevent another wave. Lilia Luciano has more.
Drug-resistant superbug fungus spread in two U.S. cities, CDC saysFound in hospitals and long-term care facilities, the cases indicate what may be the first known transmissions in the U.S.
CDC panel weighs rare side effects of COVID-19 vaccines and says benefits outweigh the risksA CDC expert panel met Thursday to discuss the small risk of rare side effects linked to some COVID-19 vaccines. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices reviewed cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder associated with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. There have been 100 reported cases, including one death, among the more than 13 million J&J doses given in the U.S. Dr. David Agus explains why the committee says the benefits of the vaccines far outweigh any risks.
NFL may force teams to forfeit over COVID outbreaksIn a new memo, Commissioner Roger Goodell said teams responsible for cancelations would receive a loss on their record and players on both teams would not be paid.
Feds: deaths of 6 poultry plant workers "entirely avoidable"Feds claim facility in Gainesville, Georgia, failed to implement safety procedures needed to prevent nitrogen leak.
Las Vegas workers must wear masks as Federal COVID Surge Response teams work on the ground in NevadaAs COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to climb nationwide, county officials reinstated an indoor mask mandate for the Las Vegas area exclusively for workers. Federal officials are working on the ground there with local and state volunteers to curb the rise. Lilia Luciano reports.
Why fully vaccinated people get breakthrough COVID infectionsEven people who are fully vaccinated can spread the virus, health experts warn.
Burn victim's $1.7M medical bill from military hospital is waivedAfter members of Congress responded to a "CBS This Morning" report on Alexis Hernandez's debt, military officials have waived the bill.
NFL warns teams of penalties, forfeited games if unvaccinated players impact scheduleNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all NFL teams warning of penalties including forfeitures and fines if covid outbreaks among players force the cancellation of games. The league said it expects all players to get their shots by the time the season kicks off on Sept. 9.
Man is relieved of $1.7 million medical debt, while others still fight their sky-high billsAn update on the story of Alexis Hernandez, who fought to survive after an explosion only to be hit with a $1.7 million medical debt for his treatment at a burn center in Brooke Army Medical center. While his debt was finally waived after the story and urgings of legislators, others with similar stories still face their huge medical bills. Anna Werner reports
Fauci says NFL "sending a very strong signal" with COVID rulesThe nation's top infectious disease doctor says the league's decision gives other organizations "the impetus to do the same sort of thing."
5-year-old Georgia boy dies from COVID-19"Wyatt would wave to strangers in the grocery store, because he knew that it absolutely made their day," his dad wrote.
From Provincetown to Apple HQ, reversing course on COVID-19 easingsMask mandates, social distancing and other pandemic safety measures are returning with the rise of the Delta variant.