Minnesota Department of Health

COVID-19 Outbreak Linked To Youth Wrestling Tournament in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A COVID-19 outbreak has been linked to a wrestling tournament in Sioux Falls March 31 through April 3. Minnesota Department of Health says 64 teams from at least 52 Minnesota counties participated including Becker, Beltrami, Clay, Pennington, Todd and Wadena in our area. They have confirmed COVID-19 cases associated with the tournament in Morrison and Wright…

Minnesota expands vaccine eligibility ahead of schedule

The state is moving through its timeline of vaccine prioritizations quicker than anticipated

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says the state is reaching its goal of vaccinating 70% of people 65 years and older this week. That puts the state’s timeline several weeks ahead of schedule. “This is good news, Minnesota,” said Walz at Tuesday’s press conference. “There’s still a much higher demand than there is a supply, but the supply…

Gov. Tim Walz announces next steps in Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

People with specific high-risk health conditions and targeted essential workers will be eligible in April

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Minnesota’s vaccine plan moving forward focuses on those who’ve been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic: the elderly, those with underlying health conditions, BIPOC communities, and essential workers. Gov. Tim Walz says he wants 70% of Minnesotans 65 years and older vaccinated by the end of March. Vaccine eligibility will be expanded once that goal is reached. “This…

Thousands of Minnesotans have received COVID-19 vaccine

MINNESOTA (KVRR) — Minnesota health officials report nearly 3,000 health care workers in the state have received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The state received 48,000 doses last week with the final doses expected to arrive on Friday. Minnesota Department of Health Infectious Disease Division Director Kris Ehresmann says 94,800 doses of the Moderna vaccine are expected…

Minnesota can expect phase one of vaccine distributions as early as next week

Even with a vaccine in site, the governor insists precautionary measures still must be taken.

MINNESOTA – Governor Tim Walz discusses Minnesota’s plan for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations in the state. “Exactly how long we’re going to need to be keeping six feet apart and avoiding close crowds and wearing masks – we don’t know any of that yet,” says  Minnesota Health Department Commissioner Jan Malcolm. What we know is the state of Minnesota…

WATCH: MN Governor Walz update on COVID-19 prevention

ST. PAUL, MN — Governor Tim Walz will join Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) Commissioner Tarek Tomes and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann to unveil a new technology available to Minnesotans to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Categories: Community, Coronavirus-MN, Minnesota News, Moorhead Tags: COVID-19, governor tim walz, minnesota, Minnesota Department of Health, Technology

MN Dept. of Health has new method to contact trace COVID-19 cases

It's hoping to eliminate time spent by contact tracers making repeated calls by sending out a text

MINNESOTA – The Minnesota Department of Health is trying a new method for COVID-19 contact tracing and case investigation. It will send a text to those who have tested positive and their close contacts. Itwill say a case worker from a state, local or tribal health department will be calling to discuss COVID test results or potential exposure. It will…

Minnesota reports 7,559 new COVID-19 cases, 31 more deaths

(FOX 9) – Minnesota health officials reported 7,559 new COVID-19 cases and 31 more deaths Sunday. The 31 new deaths range from age 50-100+ and include 18 people who lived in assisted living facilities. On Saturday, the state reported the most cases in a single day with 8,703 new cases. Minnesota has now seen a total of 2,905 deaths attributed to COVID-19. To date, the state has seen…

Minnesota reports more than 5,300 new COVID-19 cases and 36 deaths Friday

Clay County accounts for 3,014 of the total positive cases and 46 of the total deaths.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Health reports 5,313 new COVID-19 cases and 36 new deaths on Friday. Eighty-five counties report new cases. Hennepin County reports the most new cases with 839 and Ramsey County the second most with 430. A total of 36 deaths were reported between the ages of 10 and 100. The deaths came from 20 different…

Minnesota reports more than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths Friday

Clay County accounts for 2,591 of the total positive cases and 45 of the total deaths.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Health reports 3,165 new COVID-19 cases and 18 new deaths on Friday. Eighty-four counties report new cases. Hennepin County reports the most new cases with 631 and Ramsey County the second most with 226. A total of 18 deaths were reported between the ages of 55 and 99. The deaths came from 12 different…