Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Minnesota

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August 14, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Minnesota

The vaccine deployment in December 2020 signaled a turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of May 2021, 40% of the U.S. population was fully vaccinated. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID-19 came, including Delta in the summer of 2021, and now the Omicron variant, which comprises the majority of cases in the U.S.

The United States as of Sep. 23 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and 95.9 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 67.8% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 48.7% of vaccinated people have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in Minnesota using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by the highest vaccination rate as of Sep. 22, 2022. Due to inconsistencies in reporting, some counties do not have vaccination data available. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in your state.

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#50. Lyon County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.7% (14,706 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.9% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 302 (77 total deaths)
--- 25.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,243 (7,704 total cases)
--- 3.2% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#49. Waseca County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.1% (10,807 fully vaccinated)
--- 1.6% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 220 (41 total deaths)
--- 8.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,511 (6,051 total cases)
--- 11.0% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#48. Faribault County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.2% (7,949 fully vaccinated)
--- 1.7% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 403 (55 total deaths)
--- 67.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,968 (4,228 total cases)
--- 5.7% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#47. Cass County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.3% (17,347 fully vaccinated)
--- 1.9% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 289 (86 total deaths)
--- 20.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,760 (7,969 total cases)
--- 8.6% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#46. Pope County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.4% (6,565 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.1% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 178 (20 total deaths)
--- 25.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,772 (3,574 total cases)
--- 8.5% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#45. Douglas County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.5% (22,298 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.3% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 322 (123 total deaths)
--- 34.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,220 (12,289 total cases)
--- 10.0% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#44. Chisago County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.6% (33,154 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.4% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 217 (123 total deaths)
--- 9.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,661 (16,216 total cases)
--- 2.2% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#43. Swift County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.8% (5,446 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.8% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 356 (33 total deaths)
--- 48.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,250 (2,525 total cases)
--- 7.0% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#42. Freeborn County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.8% (17,808 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.8% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 264 (80 total deaths)
--- 10.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,961 (9,981 total cases)
--- 12.5% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#41. McLeod County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.9% (21,143 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.0% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 315 (113 total deaths)
--- 31.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,628 (12,070 total cases)
--- 14.8% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#40. Stevens County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.0% (5,787 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.1% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 153 (15 total deaths)
--- 36.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,239 (3,063 total cases)
--- 6.6% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#39. Mille Lacs County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.1% (15,542 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.3% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 457 (120 total deaths)
--- 90.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,000 (7,883 total cases)
--- 2.4% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#38. Polk County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.3% (18,593 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.7% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 370 (116 total deaths)
--- 54.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,488 (9,876 total cases)
--- 7.5% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#37. Watonwan County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.4% (6,475 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.8% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 220 (24 total deaths)
--- 8.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,696 (3,236 total cases)
--- 1.4% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#36. Koochiching County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.7% (7,302 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.4% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 335 (41 total deaths)
--- 39.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,361 (3,346 total cases)
--- 6.6% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#35. Aitkin County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.9% (9,514 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.7% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 397 (63 total deaths)
--- 65.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,340 (3,390 total cases)
--- 27.1% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#34. Lac qui Parle County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.0% (3,975 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.9% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 438 (29 total deaths)
--- 82.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,122 (1,995 total cases)
--- 2.8% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#33. Stearns County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.3% (97,155 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.4% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 241 (388 total deaths)
--- 0.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,383 (56,993 total cases)
--- 20.8% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#32. Kittson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.7% (2,607 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.1% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 675 (29 total deaths)
--- 181.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,687 (1,147 total cases)
--- 8.9% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#31. Anoka County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.7% (216,638 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.1% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 232 (827 total deaths)
--- 3.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,199 (111,357 total cases)
--- 6.5% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#30. Houston County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.0% (11,355 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.6% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 113 (21 total deaths)
--- 52.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,758 (5,163 total cases)
--- 5.2% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#29. Norman County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.2% (3,902 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.0% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 235 (15 total deaths)
--- 2.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,039 (1,660 total cases)
--- 11.1% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#28. Dodge County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.4% (12,861 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.3% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 105 (22 total deaths)
--- 56.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,386 (6,361 total cases)
--- 3.7% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#27. Mahnomen County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.6% (3,402 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.7% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 326 (18 total deaths)
--- 35.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,439 (2,014 total cases)
--- 24.4% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#26. Blue Earth County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.9% (41,850 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.2% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 160 (108 total deaths)
--- 33.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,702 (20,094 total cases)
--- 1.4% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#25. Steele County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.0% (22,726 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.4% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 180 (66 total deaths)
--- 25.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,054 (11,381 total cases)
--- 6.0% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#24. Clay County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.1% (39,858 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.6% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 204 (131 total deaths)
--- 15.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,375 (22,076 total cases)
--- 17.3% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#23. Nobles County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.6% (13,545 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.4% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 282 (61 total deaths)
--- 17.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,036 (7,578 total cases)
--- 19.6% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#22. Mower County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.5% (25,434 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.0% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 187 (75 total deaths)
--- 22.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,550 (13,040 total cases)
--- 11.1% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#21. Nicollet County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.7% (21,830 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.4% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 210 (72 total deaths)
--- 12.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,889 (9,216 total cases)
--- 8.2% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#20. Rice County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.3% (43,055 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.4% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 285 (191 total deaths)
--- 18.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,378 (19,675 total cases)
--- 0.3% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#19. Big Stone County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.6% (3,224 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.9% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 180 (9 total deaths)
--- 25.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,617 (1,578 total cases)
--- 7.9% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#18. Traverse County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.5% (2,134 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.5% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 338 (11 total deaths)
--- 40.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,905 (942 total cases)
--- 1.3% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#17. Carlton County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.8% (23,605 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.0% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 296 (106 total deaths)
--- 23.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,951 (10,385 total cases)
--- 1.2% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#16. Winona County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 66.5% (33,578 fully vaccinated)
--- 16.3% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 155 (78 total deaths)
--- 35.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,245 (14,764 total cases)
--- 0.2% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#15. Brown County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 66.8% (16,698 fully vaccinated)
--- 16.8% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 336 (84 total deaths)
--- 40.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,619 (7,407 total cases)
--- 1.1% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#14. Lake County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.4% (7,170 fully vaccinated)
--- 17.8% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 301 (32 total deaths)
--- 25.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,629 (2,408 total cases)
--- 22.7% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#13. Goodhue County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.7% (31,380 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.4% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 319 (148 total deaths)
--- 32.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,955 (14,808 total cases)
--- 9.1% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#12. St. Louis County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 68.1% (135,602 fully vaccinated)
--- 19.1% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 288 (573 total deaths)
--- 20.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,891 (55,523 total cases)
--- 4.8% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#11. Carver County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 68.7% (72,187 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.1% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 119 (125 total deaths)
--- 50.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,782 (30,247 total cases)
--- 1.7% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#10. Fillmore County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.8% (14,715 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.0% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 128 (27 total deaths)
--- 46.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,737 (5,422 total cases)
--- 12.1% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#9. Beltrami County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 70.4% (33,212 fully vaccinated)
--- 23.1% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 275 (130 total deaths)
--- 14.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,213 (13,313 total cases)
--- 3.7% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#8. Scott County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 70.9% (105,615 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.0% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 183 (273 total deaths)
--- 23.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,436 (45,353 total cases)
--- 3.9% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#7. Dakota County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 71.2% (305,260 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.5% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 191 (820 total deaths)
--- 20.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,746 (127,618 total cases)
--- 1.5% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#6. Washington County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 72.0% (188,893 fully vaccinated)
--- 25.9% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 197 (517 total deaths)
--- 17.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,433 (77,244 total cases)
--- 0.5% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#5. Ramsey County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 73.5% (404,517 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.5% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 258 (1,418 total deaths)
--- 7.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,689 (146,875 total cases)
--- 8.9% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#4. Wabasha County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 75.8% (16,396 fully vaccinated)
--- 32.5% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 88 (19 total deaths)
--- 63.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,241 (6,324 total cases)
--- 0.2% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#3. Hennepin County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 76.0% (962,367 fully vaccinated)
--- 32.9% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 213 (2,690 total deaths)
--- 11.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,270 (357,856 total cases)
--- 3.5% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#2. Olmsted County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 78.6% (124,490 fully vaccinated)
--- 37.4% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 127 (201 total deaths)
--- 47.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,224 (49,425 total cases)
--- 6.6% more cases per 100k residents than Minnesota
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#1. Cook County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 82.0% (4,478 fully vaccinated)
--- 43.4% higher vaccination rate than Minnesota
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 73 (4 total deaths)
--- 69.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Minnesota
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,161 (719 total cases)
--- 55.1% less cases per 100k residents than Minnesota

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