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Minnesota reports more COVID-19 breakthrough cases; 0.24% of fully vaccinated people infected

Small fractions of those fully vaccinated against the illness were reported to have been hospitalized or have died from COVID-19


August 17, 2021

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday, Aug. 16, reported that 1,572 more Minnesotans had tested positive for a breakthrough COVID-19 case as compared to a week earlier, bringing the total number of cases reported in people who've completed a vaccine series to 7,171.

To date, 584 fully-vaccinated Minnesotans have been hospitalized with breakthrough cases, including 70 more than a week earlier. And 60 were reported to have died from breakthrough infections, according to the department.

The infections among fully-vaccinated people continue to be rare, according to the state's data. Just 0.24% of those vaccinated against COVID-19 have tested positive for the illness. The state's data can lag by a week or more due to delays in matching up cases with state immunization information.


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