Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported 1,227 new COVID-19 cases, a slight decline after more than 1,700 cases were reported the past three days.

At least 1,590,826 Minnesotans have received one dose of a COVID vaccine, and 976,061 have completed their vaccinations.

With the latest vaccinations, Minnesota is 29% of the way to its goal of vaccinating most residents aged 16 or older.

So far, 515,058 Minnesotans have had confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 that were reported to state officials after being confirmed by testing.

The Health Department reported five additional deaths from complications of COVID-19 on Sunday, including two who were living in assisted living or long-term care facilities. Those who died were between the ages of 55 and 94.

Minnesota has recorded 6,830 COVID-19 fatalities since the first death was reported last March.

People with underlying health conditions, including heart, lung and kidney disease, are more likely to develop serious complications of COVID that require medical attention.

The number of people needing hospitalization for COVID-19 complications stood at ten new hospitalizations on Sunday and one new intensive care patient.

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