Minnesota reported 851 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 18 deaths Wednesday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
A total of 457,317 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,124 have died.
After experiencing one of the nation’s worst outbreaks in late fall, Minnesota now has the nation’s 47th-fastest rate of case growth, with roughly 21 new cases per 100,000 residents in the past week, according the Brown School of Public Health.
More than 300,000 Minnesotans — roughly 5.5% of the state’s population — have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 73,304 have received two doses. Last week, the state launched a new pilot program allowing people over 65 to get vaccinated at pilot sites across the state, although supply remains extremely limited.
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