The Minnesota Department of Health reported 826 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 more deaths from the illness on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Those who died ranged between the age of 65 and 99. Eight of them were residents of long-term care and assisted living facilities.

The state also reported that another 32,000 Minnesotans have received their first dose of a vaccine against COVID-19, bringing the total number to more than 836,000 people, or 15% of the state population. Of those people, just over half have completed the two-dose vaccine series.

As of Saturday 48% of Minnesotans over the age of 64 have had at least one vaccine dose.

Saturday's vaccine figures do not include vaccinations that occurred Friday and Saturday since it takes a couple days to validate new data.

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