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SUNDAY: Over 2,000 Missourians hospitalized with Covid-19

Missouri Department of Health and Human Services Covid-19 Numbers August 29
Missouri Department of Health and Human Services Covid-19 Numbers August 29

The state now has a seven day positivity rate of 13% on Sunday. The change in positivity comes along with 1,092 additional confirmed cases bringing the total to 627,196 since the start of pandemic.

Health officials also recorded 219 new probable cases with a total number of 126,858 antigen test results being positive.

Four new deaths were recorded Sunday. DHSS has recorded a total of 10,453 deaths in the state since the start of the virus.

The state dashboard says new cases are down by 14% over the past seven days. The positivity rate dropped by 0.7% in that same time, while tests are down 9.6%. 

In the state's healthcare system, 2,328 people are dealing with COVID-19 infections. Of those, 694 are in the ICU and 413 are on ventilators.

Sunday numbers show that 51.6% of Missouri residents have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. For Missourians 18 and older that number is at 62.7% and 38.3% for those ages 12 to 17.

In total, 5,727,288 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 12,605.

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