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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported 217 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 32 probable cases in Dakota County on Aug. 24.

COVID-19 deaths are reported on a week-to-week basis by Dakota County Public Health.

One death was reported on Aug. 12, with a total of 483 COVID-19 deaths in the county.

According to the MDH, 77% of Dakota County residents aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of their COVID-19 vaccine. 

The Federal Drug Administration approved Pfizer’s vaccine against COVID-19 for adults on Aug. 23.

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Sophia Voight is a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette. She is from Oshkosh, WI and graduated from the UW Oshkosh with a bachelor's degree in Multimedia Journalism in 2021. She can be reached with any news tips at


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