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SATURDAY UPDATE: More than 2,000 new Covid-19 cases reported across the state Saturday

The state now has a seven day positivity rate of 14.8% on Saturday. The increase in positivity comes along with 2,220 additional confirmed cases bringing the total to 555,856 since the start of pandemic.

Health officials also recorded 686 new probable cases with a total number of 105,651 antigen test results being positive.

Eight new deaths were recorded Saturday. DHSS has recorded a total of 9,557 deaths in the state since the start of the virus.

The state dashboard says new cases are up by 26.4% over the past seven days. The positivity rate has jumped 1.3 percentage points in that same time, while tests are up 16.8%. 

In the state's healthcare system, 1,700 people are dealing with COVID-19 infections. Of those, 498 are in the ICU and 220 are on ventilators.

Saturday numbers show that 47% of Missouri residents have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. For Missourians 18 and older that number is at 57.7%.

In total, 5,203,948 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 11,435.

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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. I don’t fear COVID much. I have an idea what to expect of it, and have on hand a number of effective treatments for it.
    What I do fear is a vaccine that has had ZERO long term safety testing, and has the worst adverse event record of any medical treatment ever allowed to remain available.
    I also fear it because of the insanely high intensity add campaign to get one stuck into everybody. Even children, who are at far greater risk from the vaccine than from the virus.
    In my 67 years it’s been my experience that the harder the sales pitch the lesser the product. Good products tend to sell themselves. You don’t have to pay people to take them.

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