Timeline: COVID-19 in Minnesota

A woman gets a shot in her left arm.
Hopkins Public Schools staff member Molly Warden is given her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine by nurse Meghan Jo Higgins in St. Paul at a COVID-19 vaccine pilot site at Roy Wilkins Auditorium Jan. 28.
Evan Frost | MPR News file

Updated: Aug. 4, 4 p.m. | Posted: March 6, 4 a.m.

On March 6, 2020, Minnesota reported its first COVID-19 case. Since then, more than 615,000 coronavirus cases and over 7,600 deaths have been logged in Minnesota.

Vaccinations began in December with health care providers and those in long-term care facilities, before the eligibility pool expanded to include people 65 and older and educators. The vaccine rollout was widely expanded to all Minnesotans 16 and older in late March, and then to adolescents 12 and older in May.

More than 69 percent of Minnesotans 16 and older have received at least one shot, while nearly 66 percent who are 16+ have completed their vaccination series.

Here are key dates in the state’s fight against the disease.

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