All seven counties in the Twin Cities are now above the 70% vaccination rate in residents aged 16 and over, with the lone holdout — Anoka County — now across that marker.

70.2% of those 16 and up in Anoka County have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, according to the latest Minnesota Department of Health data

Anoka had lagged behind its metro brethren for more than a month. The six other Twin Cities counties had all hit 70% by June 24.

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The total number of Minnesota counties above the 70% threshold has climbed in the past month. On Aug. 6, the number had remained steady at eight since late June.

Lake and Carlton have both joined the 70% vaccination rate club in the past four weeks. This bring the total number of Minnesota counties at that mark to 11. Here's the list, from highest 16+ vaccination rate (at least one shot) to lowest:

  1. Olmsted — 84.5%
  2. Cook — 81.1%
  3. Washington — 80.3%
  4. Hennepin — 79.7%
  5. Dakota —79.4%
  6. Carver —79.3%
  7. Scott —76.6%
  8. Ramsey —76%
  9. Lake — 71.4%
  10. Carlton — 70.5%
  11. Anoka — 70.2%

All of those counties except Anoka and Carlton also have a vaccination rate of at least 70% among residents age 12 and up (at least one shot). 

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Here's that list:

  • Olmsted — 83.5%
  • Cook — 80.1%
  • Washington — 79.2%
  • Hennepin — 78.9%
  • Dakota — 78.2%
  • Carver — 78%
  • Ramsey — 75.1%
  • Scott — 75%
  • Lake — 70.6%

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