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: Nov. 3, 1:27 p.m. | Posted: March 6, 4 a.m.

On March 6, 2020, Minnesota reported its first COVID-19 case. Since then, more than 807,950 cases — including reinfections — and over 8,760 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. Vaccinations became available to U.S. children ages 5-11 in early November.

About 74 percent of Minnesotans 12 and older have received at least one shot, while nearly 71 percent who are 12+ have completed their vaccination series.

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

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