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Minnesota reports record daily vaccines Saturday, over 2,000 cases

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota reported over 2,000 virus cases in a single day on Saturday for the first time since January, but also reported a daily record number of vaccinations administered.

Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases has increased nearly 58%, a worrying trend as Gov. Tim Walz pushes for widespread vaccinations.

Health officials reported 2,075 new cases Saturday, but at the same time, over 85,000 vaccine doses. It was a new daily high for shots. About 20% of the state’s entire population has been completely vaccinated.

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