MDH reports 60,711 kids ages 12-15 have received at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 256 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths Tuesday as the state continues its vaccination efforts. The state has now started releasing data for those ages 12 and up who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

So far, 60,711 residents ages 12-15 have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 102 have completed the vaccine series. About 60,000 of those ages 16-17 have also received at least one dose, and about 42,000 are fully vaccinated.

According to officials, the state has seen 599,477 cases and 7,381 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 have continued to fall, with 96 patients in the ICU and 272 in the hospital but not the ICU.

Meanwhile, MDH reported about 64% of Minnesotans over the age of 16 have at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Over 5 million vaccine doses have been administered in Minnesota so far.