The state should receive about 88-thousand coronavirus vaccines next week, which represents about a five-percent bump in dose allocation. In a news conference yesterday, Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said the boost from the federal government is needed but still doesn’t meet demand. Governor Tim Walz, who participated in a phone call with the White House and other governors recently, said the fight against COVID-19 looks better than ever as vaccinations of long-term care facilities should be finished by February’s end. Despite the positive news, Walz did not give a specific date for loosening more restrictions.