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Minnesota reports 22 more COVID-19 deaths, 1,904 new infections


September 3, 2021


Registered nurse Yvonne Akufongwe gave Jennifer Gutierrez, 15, her second Pfizer shot at a vaccination clinic last week.

Minnesota on Thursday reported another 22 COVID-19 deaths, raising the August toll from the coronavirus to 121, more than double July's total.

All but one of the deaths occurred in August - with one being verified in July - amid the emergence of a highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The deaths included 13 senior citizens, an age group that has suffered 87% of Minnesota's total of 7,839 deaths, but also a Chisago County individual in the 30 to 34 age range. Forty people younger than 35 have died of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

The high, single-day death total reflects the continued risk of the pandemic despite vaccination progress. Minnesota on Thursday reported that more than 3.3 million people have received at least a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine - amounting to 70.7% of its eligible 12 and older population.


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