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SATURDAY UPDATES: Over 950 new COVID-19 cases recorded across the state

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Covid-19 Dec. 4
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Covid-19 Dec. 4

The state now has a seven day positivity rate of 13.1% on Saturday. An additional 953 new COVID-19 cases were added bringing the total of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic is now 750,162.

There have also been 170,572 probable antigen test results being positive, with 497 added Saturday.

Three new deaths were added. DHSS has recorded a total of 12,619 COVID-19 related deaths.

The state dashboard says new cases are up by 28.1% over the past seven days. The positivity rate increase by 3.1% in that same time, while tests are down 4.6%. 

In the state's healthcare system, 1,545 people are dealing with COVID-19 infections. Of those, 354 are in the ICU and 189 are on ventilators.

Saturday numbers show that 58.7% of Missouri residents have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. For Missourians 18 and older that number is at 69.9% and 27% for those ages 5 to 17.

In total, 7,312,486 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 16,376.

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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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