11 more deaths and 998 new cases – Twin Cities

2021-05-04 12:29:16 –

In Minnesota, 2 million residents who have received a full course of coronavirus vaccine are at stake as new cases and hospitalizations continue to decline.

Approximately 4.4 million doses of vaccine have been administered throughout the state, with 2.5 million inhabitants receiving at least one dose. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses to get the best immune response, while the Johnson & Johnson vaccines require one dose.

Almost 60% of the state’s vaccinated population over the age of 16 has been vaccinated at least once. The Pfizer vaccine will be approved for use in adolescence in the coming weeks.

Minnesota recorded 11 more COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, with 998 new cases reported by the State Department. People reported dead on Tuesday were in their 40s and 80s, with 10 living in private homes and one being a caregiver.

The death toll was 7,174, of which 4,371 were caregivers. An additional 93 deaths were suspected to have been caused by COVID-19, who were not positive on the coronavirus test.

575 patients are hospitalized, including 149 in critical condition.

Minnesota has tested more than 9.3 million samples from 4 million inhabitants and diagnosed 581,335 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began more than a year ago.

Over 560,000 of these positive cases have fully recovered and no longer need to be quarantined. About 12,800 people with active infections are recovering at home.

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