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SATURDAY UPDATES: 46% of Missouri residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine

The state now has a seven day positivity rate of 13.6% on Saturday. The increase in positivity comes along with 1,771 additional confirmed cases bringing the total to 543,694 since the start of pandemic.

Health officials also recorded 620 new probable cases with a total number of 101,295 antigen test results being positive.

Four new deaths were recorded Saturday. DHSS has recorded a total of 9,474 deaths in the state since the start of the virus.

The state dashboard says new cases are up by 42.5% over the past seven days. The positivity rate has jumped 1.4 percentage points in that same time, while tests are up 27%. 

In the state's healthcare system, 1,424 people are dealing with COVID-19 infections. Of those, 440 are in the ICU and 207 are on ventilators.

Saturday numbers show that 46% of Missouri residents have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. For Missourians 18 and older that number is at 56.6%.

In total, 5,106,468 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 9,148.

Coronavirus / Local News / Missouri / Top Stories
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Chanel Porter

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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