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Hospitalizations, ICU needs climb

About 33 percent of adults with at least one dose; 22 percent completely vaccinated

Vaccinations mean Minnesota likely won’t see as severe a spike in cases as it saw in November, health commissioner says

Updated 12:04 p.m.

Minnesota’s newest COVID-19 data delivers more doses of good news and worry.

Active cases are trending now at levels not seen since late December. Hospitalizations and intensive needs are climbing. But the vaccination effort continues apace and the anticipated jump in vaccine shipments has begun.

Wednesday’s Health Department data showed more than 1.2 million Minnesotans fully inoculated while nearly 1.9 million have received at least one dose, including about 83 percent of residents age 65 and older.

The agency reported about 49,000 more vaccinations. Minnesota appears to be

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