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Minnesota logs 5,600 breakthrough COVID-19 cases, 57 deaths

Health officials say Minnesota has seen around 5,600 breakthrough cases of COVID-19
Health officials say Minnesota has seen around 5,600 breakthrough cases of COVID-19
Published: Aug. 10, 2021 at 1:32 PM CDT
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Health officials say Minnesota has seen around 5,600 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 and at least 57 deaths among fully vaccinated people.

COVID-19 Breakthrough case data from Minnesota Department of Health
Total number of fully vaccinated Minnesotans (as of 7/11/21): 2,948,744Number of vaccine breakthrough casesPercent of fully vaccinated people
Total cases5,5990.190%
Total cases hospitalized5140.017%
Total deaths570.002%

The Minnesota Department of Health also says there have been 514 breakthrough cases resulting in hospitalizations. The department says it will begin reporting breakthrough case figures weekly as the highly infectious delta variant surges across the state and country.

But the department cautions that the numbers will lag because of reporting delays.

Health officials say COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and only a small percentage of people who are fully vaccinated will still get the disease if exposed.

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