Vaccination Level in Rochester Area Reaches 75 Percent
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A couple of milestones were reached Friday in the Rochester area's COVID-19 vaccination effort.
The latest numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health indicate just over 90,000 Olmsted County residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That represents 75 percent of County residents 16 years and older. 67 percent or over 81,000 people 16 years and older living in Olmsted County are now considered fully vaccinated.
Overall, about 55 percent of Olmsted County residents have had at least one COVID-19 shot and just over 50 percent are fully vaccinated.
Statewide, approximately 61 percent of Minnesotans over 15-years-old have had at least one shot and about 51-percent have completed their vaccinations.
State health officials today reported just over 1300 new COVID-19 infections in Minnesota. 16 of those cases were in Olmsted County. Statewide, there were an additional nine coronavirus-related deaths.
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