According to a spokesperson, the cases relate to people who said they attended the fair during the period in which they were most likely exposed and infected. MDH expects the number of cases to climb in the coming days, since the fair ended on Monday.
A study published on Friday and co-authored by the HealthPartners Institute demonstrates that COVID-19 vaccines are remaining highly protective against serious illness from the Delta variant that requires urgent care, emergency room visits, or hospitalization, HealthPartners says.
Many of Minnesota's top companies and largest employers already have COVID-19 vaccination and testing mandates in place, following the news from President Joe Biden, who made an announcement Thursday on new federal vaccine requirements to curb the spread of the surging delta variant.
In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported, as of Thursday, 77 counties in Minnesota remained at a high level of COVID-19 community transmission. Another nine counties are considered at a substantial spread.
President Joe Biden on Thursday is toughening COVID-19 vaccine requirements for federal workers and contractors as he aims to boost vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant that is killing thousands each week and jeopardizing the nation’s economic recovery.
With adjusting for the person's age and other risk factors, researchers say the portion of miscarriages in pregnant people vaccinated within 28 days was nearly the same as pregnant people who were not vaccinated for COVID-19.
The head of the World Health Organization is calling on rich countries with large supplies of coronavirus vaccines to refrain from offering booster shots through the end of the year, expanding an earlier request that has largely fallen on deaf ears.
COVID-19 booster shots may be coming for at least some Americans but already the Biden administration is being forced to scale back expectations — illustrating just how much important science still has to be worked out.
The resurgence of COVID-19 this summer and the national debate over vaccine requirements have created a fraught situation for the United States' first responders, who are dying in larger numbers but pushing back against mandates.