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SUNDAY UPDATES: Over 7,000 new COVID-19 cases added to the state’s dashboard

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services COVID-19 Jan. 23
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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services COVID-19 Jan. 23

The state now has a seven day positivity rate of 35.1% on Sunday. An additional 7,219 new COVID-19 cases were added bringing the total of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic is now 1,024,477.

There have also been 245,476 probable antigen test results being positive, with 736 added Sunday.

One new death was added. DHSS has recorded a total of 13,872 COVID-19 related deaths.

The state dashboard says new cases are down by 10.2% over the past seven days. The positivity rate increased by 1.4% in that same time, while tests are down 13.4%. 

In the state's healthcare system, 3,738 people are dealing with COVID-19 infections. Of those, 699 are in the ICU and 15% of the ICU bed capacity remains open.

Sunday numbers show that 62.2% of Missouri residents have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. For Missourians 18 and older that number is at 73.2% and 32.8% for those ages 5 to 17.

In total, 8,247,447 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 11,652.

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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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