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SUNDAY UPDATES: Missouri Covid-19 numbers stay consistent

The state now has a seven day positivity rate of 13.7% on Sunday. The increase in positivity from Saturday by 0.1% comes along with 1,031 additional confirmed cases bringing the total to 544,725 since the start of pandemic.

Health officials also recorded 363 new probable cases with a total number of 101,658 antigen test results being positive.

No new deaths were recorded Sunday. 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 31.4% over the past seven days. The positivity rate has jumped 1.1 percentage points in that same time, while tests are up 20.4%. 

In the state's healthcare system, 1,440 people are dealing with COVID-19 infections. Of those, 438 are in the ICU and 209 are on ventilators.

Sunday numbers show that 46.1% of Missouri residents have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. For Missourians 18 and older that number is at 56.7%.

In total, 5,116,052 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.

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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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  1. “new cases are up by 31.4% over the past seven days. The positivity rate has jumped 1.1 percentage points in that same time, while tests are up 20.4%.”
    Why has testing increased, and why would one not expect an increase in cases to go along with it?

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