(St. Paul, MN)  —  The Minnesota Department of Health says there were just under one-thousand new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.  The MDH reported 998 newly confirmed coronavirus cases, for a decrease of more than 100 cases compared to Monday.  Eleven additional deaths were reported, bringing to overall death total in Minnesota since the beginning of the pandemic to over 71-hundred.  Doctors also reported that the number of Minnesotans who are considered fully vaccinated in approaching two-million-people.