Minnesota Department of Health

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…

Minnesota reports more than 2,800 new COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths Thursday

Clay County accounts for 2,529 of the total positive cases and 44 of the total deaths.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Health reports 2,849 new COVID-19 cases and 32 new deaths on Thursday. Eighty-four counties report new cases. Hennepin County reports the most new cases with 493 and Ramsey County the second most with 249. A total of thirty-two deaths were reported between the ages of 55 and 100. The deaths came from 18 different…

LIVE: Governor Walz, health leaders provide COVID-19 update ahead of Labor Day weekend

The press conference will be held Thursday at 3:15 p.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and state health officials will be providing an update on the COVID-19 pandemic as Minnesotans prepare for the long Labor Day weekend and the coming fall. Joining Walz will be Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University…

WATCH: MN Department of Health update on COVID-19

State of Minnesota COVID-19 situation update The Minnesota Department of Health and other state agency leaders provide an update on coronavirus cases in the state and Minnesota's response. https://bit.ly/2XvFJXO Posted by Fox 9 on Wednesday, August 5, 2020   (FOX 9) – The Minnesota Department of Health reported 629 new cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases the…