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SATURDAY UPDATES: Missouri’s Covid-19 positivity rate continues to climb

Missouri Department of Health and Human Services Covid-19 Numbers June 19
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Missouri Department of Health and Human Services Covid-19 Numbers June 19

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported the state's positivity rate as 6.4% on Saturday.

The increase in positivity comes along with an additional 410 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 518,598.

The state also added 220 probable cases of the virus to the dashboard Saturday. In total, 91,395 probable cases of COVID-19 were discovered through antigen testing.

Three new deaths were added. DHSS has recorded a total of 9,230 deaths in the state since the start of the virus.

The state dashboard says new cases are up by about 20.3% over the past seven days. The positivity rate has jumped 1.2 percentage points in that same time, while tests are down 4.6%. 

In the state's healthcare system, 740 people are dealing with COVID-19 infections. Of those, 176 are in the ICU and 75 are on ventilators.

Almost 43.5% of Missouri residents have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. For Missourians 18 and older that number is almost 54%.

In total, 4,820,897 of the vaccine have been put into the arms of residents in the Show-Me State. In the past 7 days, the average daily doses given was 10,756.

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Chanel joined ABC 17 News in January 2021 after graduating from Penn State University. She enjoys traveling and a daily iced coffee.

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  1. “The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported the state’s positivity rate as 6.4% on Saturday.”
    Has testing not been reduced? And would that not likely mean that more of those tested are showing symptoms? And would that not increase positivity? Numbers thrown about without any mention of how they may be connected.

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