Minnesota reports 561 new COVID-19 cases and 1 death

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    Minnesota reported 561 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death Monday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

    A total of 479,591 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,433 have died.

    After experiencing one of the nation’s worst outbreaks in late fall, Minnesota now has the nation’s 38th-fastest rate of case growth, with 13.6 new cases per 100,000 residents in the past week, according the Brown School of Public Health.

    The number of Minnesotans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 has surpassed the number who have tested positive for it. More than 759,000 Minnesotans — nearly 14% of the state’s population — have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 356,911 have received two doses.

    Rilyn Eischens
    Rilyn Eischens is a data reporter with the Reformer. Rilyn is a Minnesota native and has worked in newsrooms in the Twin Cities, Iowa, Texas and most recently Virginia, where she covered education for The Staunton News Leader. She's an alumna of the Dow Jones News Fund data journalism program and the Minnesota Daily. When Rilyn isn't in the newsroom, she likes to read, add to her plant collection and try new recipes.