SUBSCRIBE NOW Just 99¢ for your first month

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

COVID-19 VACCINE

Jenny Barta, a public health nurse specialist and the county's disease prevention and control coordinator, provided an update to the county board on the increase in COVID-19 cases.
Two COVID-19-related deaths were recorded: one in St. Louis County and one in Aitkin County.
Both deaths were St. Louis County residents.
“Whether you’re pro-vax or anti-vax or whatever we’re for health care freedom and we believe mandates one-size-fits-all should not be the agenda," Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, said at a Wednesday, April 20, news conference touting the bill at the state Capitol. "You and your medical provider can decide based on your health history what is best for you.”

ADVERTISEMENT

The 10-county region had two COVID-19-related deaths in the past seven days.
Mayo Clinic vaccinologist Dr. Greg Poland says the latest data show the benefit of a second booster is real, but "fractional" and wanes fast, meaning that timing and individual health circumstances are important factors when considering a fourth shot.
The RECOVER study, which looks at ways COVID-19 spreads in communities, needs more frontline workers, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, to enroll.
The seven-day rolling average positive test rate for COVID-19 for March 17, the most recently available date for that figure, was 2.7% — a low not seen since July 2021.
For individuals forgoing vaccination, the risks can include layoffs and ineligibility to collect unemployment, higher insurance premiums, or loss of academic scholarships. For employers, vaccine hesitancy can contribute to short-staffed workplaces.
The Northland recorded 228 new cases and eight COVID-related deaths March 18-24.

ADVERTISEMENT

Agency finds those without a booster had a 3-4 times greater risk of hospitalization than fully vaccinated, while those who were not vaccinated at all faced 12 times the risk of hospitalization.
Minnesota is reporting significantly fewer cases of COVID-19 in a week than it did on a typical day during the January omicron wave.
The Northland recorded 426 new cases and five COVID-related deaths March 11-17.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT