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SUNDAY UPDATES: The average daily doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the state continue to fall

Missouri Department of Health and Human Services Covid-19 Numbers Sept. 12
Missouri Department of Health and Human Services Covid-19 Numbers Sept. 12

The state now has a seven day positivity rate of 11.3% on Sunday. The change in positivity comes along with 1,534 additional confirmed cases bringing the total to 650,898 since the start of pandemic.

Health officials also recorded 239 new probable cases with a total number of 134,761 antigen test results being positive.

Two new deaths were recorded Sunday. DHSS has recorded a total of 10,876 deaths in the state since the start of the virus.

The state dashboard says new cases are down by 8.7% over the past seven days. The positivity rate dropped by 0.3% in that same time, while tests are down 6.6%. 

In the state's healthcare system, 2,064 people are dealing with COVID-19 infections. Of those, 551 are in the ICU and 330 are on ventilators.

Sunday numbers show that 52.6% of Missouri residents have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. For Missourians 18 and older that number is at 63.8% and 39.8% for those ages 12 to 17.

In total, 5,904,033 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 9,336.

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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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