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SUNDAY UPDATES: Missouri’s positivity rate grows as state reports more than 800 new cases

MO DHSS COVID-19 Data 5-02-21
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MO DHSS COVID-19 Data 5-02-21

The number of people getting infected with COVID-19 is growing in the state again. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 811 new cases of the virus on Sunday.

That pushes the state wide total to 503,078 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.

The state also reported 180 new probable cases through antigen testing. The total number now stands at 83,586.

Two new deaths were reported on Sunday, bringing the state's death toll to 8,745.

The state's 7-day positivity rate has been on the increase over the past few weeks, hitting 5.1% on Sunday. Data on the state's dashboard shows this is a 0.6% increase from the 7-day period prior.

Missouri's hospitals are reporting 796 patients dealing with COVID-19 infections. Of those, 146 are in the ICU and 100 are on ventilators.

Vaccinations are also continuing to decline in the state. The 7-day average of doses given daily out as of Saturday was 24,128. That's down more than 56% of the peak on April 11th, when the 7-day average was 54,460 doses.

Across Missouri, nearly 37.7 percent of the population has at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine. That equals 2,313,852 Missourians.

Of those, 1,752,853 have completes the vaccination process, which is 28.6% of the state's population.

In total, 3,943,548 doses of the vaccine have been put into the arms of Missourians.

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