Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, September 21

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Today's report features cumulative data from Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Tuesday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) includes 6,352 new cases and 18 newly reported deaths, 16 of them happening this month and one each backdated to August 2021 and December 2020.

Note: The numbers in today's report are higher than usual because it includes three days of combined data (Saturday-Monday).

The state's death toll is 8,011 since the start of the pandemic. Of the total deaths, 57.5% (4,607) were residents of long-term care.

As of Sept. 19, the state reported that 3,379,128 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 3,202,712 people have completed the vaccine series. The percentage of Minnesota's population with at least one shot, based on age group:

12-15: 53%

16-17: 59%

18-49: 63%

50-64: 75%

65+: 91%

Total population: 61%

57.6% of Minnesota's total population, including children under the age of 12 who are not eligible for the vaccine, has completed the vaccine series. That jumps to 681.% when excluding kids under the age of 12. MDH has…
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