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SATURDAY UPDATES: Three new COVID-19 related deaths added the state’s dashboard

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

The state now has a seven day positivity rate of 5.6% on Saturday. An additional 877 new COVID-19 cases were added bringing the total of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic is now 697,441.

There have also been 149,857 probable antigen test results being positive, with 310 added Saturday.

Three new deaths were recorded Saturday. DHSS has recorded a total of 11,953 deaths.

The state dashboard says new cases are down by 17.6% over the past seven days. The positivity rate dropped by 0.9% in that same time, while tests are down 7%. 

In the state's healthcare system, 1,158 people are dealing with COVID-19 infections. Of those, 309 are in the ICU and 212 are on ventilators.

Saturday numbers show that 54.9% of Missouri residents have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. For Missourians 18 and older that number is at 66.6% and 41.7% for those ages 12 to 17.

In total, 6,412,705 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 10,733.

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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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