IANA Weekly COVID-19 Updates - 2-19-2021
State of Minnesota COVID-19 updates
Today's situational update for COVID-19 in Minnesota:
Total positive cases (cumulative) 477,287
Newly reported cases 1,001
Newly reported confirmed cases 828
Newly reported probable cases 173
Source: Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Governor Tim Walz announced the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector launch, a tool that helps all Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Minnesotans can sign up at https://mn.gov/covid19/
vaccine/connector/. Minnesotans unable to sign up online can call 833-431-2053 for assistance signing up over the phone.
The federal government announced plans to double the number of vaccines shipped directly to pharmacies from one million to two million doses per week. Please make sure you are getting tested for COVID-19 and receiving the vaccination if you can. If you need any aid in finding testing sites, resources, or general information, please call the IANA hotline at 612-254-7757.
As of February 17, 2021, the Minnesota Department of Health has shipped:
971,200 first and second doses to Minnesota providers
225,550 first and second doses for long-term care vaccination
As of February 16, 2021:
148,271 (11.9%) of Hennepin County's residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
51,518 (4.1%) of Hennepin County's residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series.
*Severe winter weather in other parts of the country delayed the federal government's ability to ship at least part of this week's COVID-19 vaccine doses to Minnesota. The State is closely monitoring the situation and will get those doses to Minnesotans as soon as possible once the vaccine arrives in Minnesota.