Mar. 30 Covid update

Currently, Pfizer is the most common manufacturer of the Covid vaccine.



So far, most vaccinated people are between the ages of 18 and 49 or 65 and older.

Each week, many Minnesotans are receiving their COVID-19 vaccines. The week of March 21 brought a slight decrease in COVID vaccine doses administered, according to the MDH (Minnesota Department of Health) with 258,123 doses compared to the previous week’s 281,994 doses. As of March 26, a total of 1,590,826 people have received at least one dose of their two-dose COVID vaccine series, while 976,061 people have the complete series. Most people who have at least one of their vaccines are either aged 18-49 or 65 and older. Minnesota providers of the vaccine have also been receiving more doses to administer to people. In total, the providers have had 2,245,065 vaccine series shipped to them. There are 712 providers statewide. Just over half of the vaccines administered thus far have been from Pfizer. Moderna is second, with 46.6% of all doses. Last is Johnson & Johnson, the newest approved vaccine, with 2.3%. 

The week of March 19 to March 26 was the first week of full-time in-person learning for many students at Cannon Falls Middle School/ High School. During that week, there were 7 staff members and 70 students at Cannon Falls Area Schools that were quarantined at home due to having close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or exhibiting symptoms themselves. In total, 19 employees and 42 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since September 8, 2020. 

According to the Goodhue County Department of Health and Human Services, as of March 26, there were 158 active cases of COVID-19 in the county. At that time, there were also 6 hospitalizations due to COVID. In total, there have been 4,116 positive cases and 69 deaths. In Goodhue County, vaccines are also being given. There are 14,898 people with at least one dose and 8,225 people who have both. 

On March 28 alone, there were 1,227 newly reported cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, according to the MDH. There were also 5 newly reported deaths. In total, there have been 486,020 confirmed positive cases of COVID and 29,038 probable cases (from antigen testing). There have also been a total of 6,830 deaths from COVID statewide.

In the U.S., according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), there were 422,980 positive cases of COVID-19 during the week of March 21 through March 28. In that same week, 7,046 people died due to COVID. In total, there have been 30,038,363 cases of COVID throughout the country and 546,144 deaths resulting from those cases.