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SATURDAY UPDATES: Seventeen new Covid-19 related deaths recorded

The state now has a seven day positivity rate of 14.7% on Saturday. The charge in positivity comes along with 2,045 additional confirmed cases bringing the total to 569,796 since the start of pandemic.

Health officials also recorded 733 new probable cases with a total number of 109,785 antigen test results being positive.

Seventeen new deaths were recorded Saturday. DHSS has recorded a total of 9,667 deaths in the state since the start of the virus.

The state dashboard says new cases are up by 10% over the past seven days. The positivity rate remained consistent in that same time, while tests are up 10.4%. 

In the state's healthcare system, 1,916 people are dealing with COVID-19 infections. Of those, 570 are in the ICU and 276 are on ventilators.

Saturday numbers show that 48% of Missouri residents have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. For Missourians 18 and older that number is at 58.9% and 30.9% for those ages 12 to 17.

In total, 5,304,794 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 13,098.

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