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State health officials schedule first briefing in weeks to discuss pandemic trends, more infectious delta variant.
Simulations at the pandemic's start by the U and the state predicted 50,000 to 74,000 COVID-19 deaths. The state's toll so far is nearing 7,700.
Pandemic measures remained low in Minnesota, but a cluster of infections were traced to a funeral and the state recorded its 14th COVID-19 death of someone in their 20s.
Genomic sequencing finds more delta variant infections in Minnesota, but not at rates seen in other states.
The state appears poised to surpass President Joe Biden's challenge of providing vaccine to 70% of adults 18 and older by July 4 — reaching 69.9% on Wednesday. COVID-19 vaccine promotion will continue in at-risk communities and regions where rates are low.
Pandemic's role in decline in abortions unclear, but providers suspect lack of access during COVID-19 restrictions.
Minnesota is one tenth of a percent away from the federal goal of vaccinating 70% of adults by July 4.
State nears federal vaccination goal of providing shots to 70% of adults by July 4.
Minnesota researchers also contribute to national study on stress, anxiety levels in public health workers amid pandemic.
State has one of the lowest new infection rates after having the highest for much of the spring.