The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 254 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday, bringing the total up to 496,411 throughout the pandemic.
The state also reported 116 new positive probably antigen tests, totaling 80,528 across the Show-Me State. That number was dramatically reduced Saturday by more than 11,000 after the state deleted duplicate PCR and antigen tests.
No new deaths were reported on Sunday, keeping the total number 8,635.
The state's positivity rate dropped slightly Sunday to 4.9%, after hitting 5% on Saturday.
Patients in the hospital with COVID-19 dropped significantly again on Sunday, now at 728. That is 68 less than what was reported on Saturday. Of those, 117 are reported to be in the ICU, and 71 are on ventilators.
Vaccinations continue across the state, the health department now reporting that 2,096,776 people have started the vaccine process. That is about 34.2% of the Missouri's population.
Of those, 1,420,881 have completed the process, which is about 23.2%. Patients are not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after their second dose.