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Saturday coronavirus update: 10 new MN deaths, 2,429 new cases; 28 percent of state vaccinated

17April 2021

Another 10 deaths from COVID-19 were reported Saturday by the Minnesota Department of Health, bringing the state’s overall total to 7,005.

Of those who died, two were in their 90s, one was in his or her 80s, two were in their 70s, two were in their 60s, two were in their 50s and one was in his or her 40s. One was from a long-term care or assisted-living facility.

The deaths were in Hennepin, Kandiyohi, Koochiching, McLeod, Ramsey, Waseca and Wright counties.

The state reported another 2,429 infections, increasing Minnesota’s total number of cases to 554,536. Of the cumulative deaths in Minnesota, 62 percent have been in long-term care facilities.

A total of 28,991 — or about 5 percent — of the overall total of those who tested positive since March 2020 have had to be hospitalized.

Overall, there have been 8,804,249 completed tests in the state.

Throughout the state, 1.6 million people — or about 28 percent of the state’s population — have received a completed vaccine series. In Ramsey County, 151,484 people have received both doses. In Washington County, 71,564 and in Dakota County, 114,962.


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Author: Deanna Weniger

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