The Minnesota Department of Health has released the COVID-19 Vaccine breakthrough weekly update.  It shows that less than one percent of Minnesotans that are vaccinated have had COVID.  All the numbers are below – 

Updated 8/10/2021.

Background & Case Definition
A vaccine breakthrough infection is detection of SARS CoV-2 in a Minnesota patient sample that was collected 14 or more days after they have completed all recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. These cases have not had a previous positive COVID-19 result.

COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases are identified by actively matching Minnesota case records with Minnesota vaccination records. MDH also takes and follows up on reports from health care providers, long-term care, and corrections.

All data is preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Case and vaccine totals reflect only the results from laboratory testing and vaccinations that have been reported.

Case Overview

Total number of fully vaccinated Minnesotans (as of 7/11/21)* 2,948,744
Vaccine breakthrough
% of fully vaccinated people
Total cases 5,599 0.190%
Total cases hospitalized** 514 0.017%
Total deaths*** 57 0.002%


*Fully vaccinated means that at least 14 days have passed since a person completed their COVID-19 vaccination series. A complete series can mean 1 or 2 doses of vaccine have been given, depending on the product. The number of fully vaccinated people will not be the same as the number with a complete vaccination series found on COVID-19 Vaccine Data. Case reporting and vaccine reporting have delays in addition to the time it takes to match case data to the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection. Case counts will typically reflect cases reported one or more weeks ago.
** Total cases hospitalized includes patients admitted for any reason within 14 days of a positive SARS-CoV-2 test.
*** Total deaths (also known as total deaths with laboratory testing) are deaths due to COVID-19 with a positive PCR test (confirmed case) or antigen test (probable case) for SARS-CoV-2, and either COVID-19 is listed on the death certificate or clinical history/autopsy findings that provide evidence that the death is related to COVID-19 without an alternative cause (e.g., drowning, homicide, trauma, etc).