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SUNDAY UPDATES: 600 Missourians are in the ICU with Covid-19

Missouri Department of Health and Human Service Covid-19 Numbers September 5
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Missouri Department of Health and Human Service Covid-19 Numbers September 5

The state now has a seven day positivity rate of 11.6% on Sunday, The change in positivity comes along with 1,230 additional confirmed cases bringing the total to 639,439 since the start of pandemic.

Health officials also recorded 277 new probable cases with a total number of 131,089 antigen test results being positive.

No new deaths were recorded Sunday. DHSS has recorded a total of 10,655 deaths in the state since the start of the virus.

The state dashboard says new cases are down by 10.1% over the past seven days. The positivity rate dropped by 1.2% in that same time, while tests are down 2.1%. 

In the state's healthcare system, 2,140 people are dealing with COVID-19 infections. Of those, 600 are in the ICU and 376 are on ventilators.

Sunday numbers show that 52.2% of Missouri residents have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. For Missourians 18 and older that number is at 63.3% and 39.2% for those ages 12 to 17.

In total, 5,834,515 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 12,343.

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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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