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60.9 percent of Minnesotans 16 and older have received at least one dose; 50.5 percent — more than 2.2 million people — are now completely vaccinated

Active case counts below 10K for two days; hospitalizations down

Fully vaccinated Minnesotans can go mask-free, indoors and outdoors, starting Friday

Updated 7:15 p.m.

Thursday’s COVID-19 report shows Minnesota’s passed an important milestone in its fight against the pandemic: More than half the state’s 16-and-older residents have all their vaccine shots.

The effort to get the rest vaccinated, however, is turning out to be a challenge. The vaccination pace has collapsed in recent weeks and, despite signs of a possible rebound, it remains at a relative crawl.

About 61 percent of state residents 16 and older have at least one dose

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