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SUNDAY UPDATE: Missouri’s seven day positivity rate continues to rise

The state now has a seven day positivity rate of 12.5% on Sunday. The increase in positivity comes along with additional confirmed cases bringing the total to 534,646 since the start of pandemic.

In total, 98,046 probable cases of COVID-19 were discovered through antigen testing.

DHSS has recorded a total of 9,387 deaths in the state since the start of the virus.

The state dashboard says new cases are up by 26.2% over the past seven days. The positivity rate has jumped 2.4 percentage points in that same time, while tests are up 1.7%. 

In the state's healthcare system, 1,189 people are dealing with COVID-19 infections. Of those, 359 are in the ICU and 194 are on ventilators.

Sunday numbers show that 45.1% of Missouri residents have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. For Missourians 18 and older that number is at 55.6%.

In total, 5,023,913 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 6,385.

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Chanel Porter

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  1. “The state dashboard says new cases are up by 26.2% over the past seven days.”
    It also shows that deaths are averaging one per day. Which indicates the virus is becoming more contagious and far less dangerous, as is the normal evolution of all viruses.

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