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SUNDAY UPDATES: More than 17,000 new COVID-19 cases in Missouri since Friday

On Sunday, the state of Missouri reported 17,147 new COVID-19 cases and 3,552 antigen cases since Friday.

The state of Missouri is now reporting a total of 891,287 COVID-19 cases, and 209,824 total antigen cases.

According to the dashboard 10 new deaths were also recorded, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 13,318.

Since Friday there was also a 2.3% increase in the positivity rate. The rate of positive tests is now 33.4%. A higher positivity suggests higher transmission and that there are likely more people with coronavirus in the community who haven’t been tested yet.

COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped slightly on Sunday, with the state reporting 25% of total hospital capacity and 15% of ICU capacity remaining.

As of Sunday, 61.4% of Missourians had initiated vaccination and 54.2% had completed vaccination.

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Zola Crowder

Zola Crowder joined the ABC 17 News team as a multimedia journalist in June 2020 after graduating from the University of Missouri with a broadcast journalism degree. Before reporting at ABC 17, Zola was a reporter at KOMU where she learned to cover politics, crime, education, economics and more.

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  1. CDC 12/29/2021: “people can remain PCR positive for up to 12 weeks after infection and long after they are transmissible and infectious.” Yet the local “health” authorities go all out encouraging MORE use of the test, which obviously will produce more “cases”.

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