MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials on Sunday confirmed 779 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths due to complications from the coronavirus.
The update lifted the total number of cases to 473,567 and the cumulative number of deaths to 6,373 since the start of the pandemic. Minnesota ranks 35th per capita in the country for the number of deaths and 47th per capita in new cases over the last two weeks, according to The COVID Tracking Project.
Nearly 12 percent of Minnesota residents have received at least their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, the state's vaccine dashboard shows. Officials say 661,187 residents have received one dose and 227,551 people have received their second shots, for a total of 889,831 doses administered.
Minnesota ranks 24th among states in doses administered per 100,000 people, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.