The latest numbers show the upswing in vaccinations may finally be underway in Minnesota.
As of Monday, more than 300,000 Minnesotans received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, about 5.5% of the state’s population.
The 7 day rolling average for new vaccinations topped 19,000, the highest point since vaccinations started in late December and nearly double where that figure stood a week ago.
The climb in vaccinations is encouraging news in what has been a hopeful two weeks in the pandemic. Still, vaccine demand continues to outpace supply. Officials on Wednesday said 226,244 people had registered for a chance to get one of the roughly 8,000 doses earmarked this week for people 65 and older.
At the current rate, it would take a full calendar year to vaccinate 80% of Minnesota adults.