Minnesota’s breakthrough cases now at 57,023 

Minnesota has had 8,184 instances of reinfection since the beginning of the pandemic.

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More than 57,000 fully-vaccinated Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, the Department of Health reported Monday.

Of the state’s 3.2 million fully-vaccinated individuals, 57,023 have still caught the virus. Of them, 2,609 have been hospitalized and 372 have died, according to the Department of Health.

The state also revealed Monday that Minnesota has had 8,184 instances of reinfection since the beginning of the pandemic.

A reinfection is defined as a person who tests positive for COVID-19 more than 90 days after a previous positive test, whereas a breakthrough case occurs when a person tests positive after 14 days have passed since completing his vaccination series.

The breakthrough cases represent 1.69% of Minnesota’s fully-vaccinated population. That’s up from 0.42% at the end of August. The 8,184 reinfections represent 1.04% of the 789,800 Minnesotans who have had COVID-19.

Minnesota reported 2,857 new cases Monday and 25 deaths. Overall, Minnesota has experienced 797,984 positive cases, including reinfections, 8,694 deaths, and 41,392 hospitalizations.

A little more than 70% of Minnesotans over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated.