Jan. 27 Covid update

Around 230,000 people in Minnesota have received the first round of the Covid vaccine.



The Covid vaccine is becoming more and more available to individuals in Minnesota.

In Minnesota, the COVID-19 vaccine is in the process of being distributed. According to the MDH (Minnesota Department of Health), as of January 20, 2021, 229,163 people have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine and 59,715 people have gotten both doses needed for optimal immunity statewide. As of January 22, the CDC had promised 871,650 doses of the vaccine to Minnesota. 522,975 of those doses have been shipped to Minnesota, and 42.9% of those doses have been administered.  

From January 9 to January 15, 6 staff members and 20 students were quarantined at home due to having close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Since September 8, 2020, 17 staff and 26 students have tested positive for COVID total. This is an increase of 2 student cases and 3 staff cases since last week alone. Both the elementary school and the high school/middle school are in a hybrid learning model. 

As of January 22, there were 207 active cases of COVID-19 in Goodhue County, with 24 of those cases hospitalized due to COVID. In total, there have been 3,526 cases and 162 that needed to be hospitalized, with 38 being admitted into the ICU. The vaccine has also been administered in Goodhue County. In the two-dose series, 1,986 people have gotten the first dose and 310 people have gotten the completed series.

On January 23, 2021, alone, 1,196 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Minnesota. 1,012 were confirmed cases from a COVID test, and the other 184 probable cases were obtained from antigen tests. In total, there have been 436,022 confirmed cases and 18,967 probable cases of COVID. On January 23, there were 32 newly reported deaths due to COVID, adding to a total of 6,095 deaths.

From January 16 to January 23, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) reported 1,263,640 new cases of COVID-19 in the United States. The CDC also reported 21,657 deaths in the U.S. in that same timeframe. Since January 21, 2020, the CDC has reported a total of 24,704,417 cases of COVID and 412,592 deaths from COVID.