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New White House ‘Red Zone’ report shows some improvements for Missouri

Columbia nurse administering COVID-19 tests


The White House's latest 'Red Zone' report showed some small improvements from previous weeks.

Missouri is still in the red zone for cases, which indicates more than 101 new cases per 100,000 people.

The state currently has the 11th highest new case rate in the country with 155 new cases per 100,000 people, moving down from its previous eighth-place ranking. The national average is 90 new cases per 100,000 people.

Missouri has also remained in the orange zone for test positivity, which indicates a rate between eight and ten percent. The state currently has the eighth highest test positivity rate in the nation, sitting at just over 9 percent.

Out of all the counties in Missouri 74 percent currently have moderate or high levels of community transmission, with 44 percent having high levels of community transmission.

Eleven mid-Missouri counties are still listed in the red zone:

  • Benton
  • Camden
  • Cole
  • Cooper
  • Miller
  • Moniteau
  • Morgan
  • Osage
  • Pulaski
  • Randolph
  • Saline

Boone and Callaway counties were listed in the yellow zone, while Jefferson City was listed in the red zone and Columbia is listed in the orange.

Over the last three weeks, the counties with the most new cases have been Jackson County, St. Louis County, and Greene County.

In the time period between Sept. 26 to Oct. 3, the average number of patients with confirmed COVID-19 admitted to hospitals in Missouri was 132. An additional 194 patients with suspected COVID-19 have been admitted to hospitals on average.

The 'Red Zone' report recommends to continue to test at a high rate for to rapidly find and isolate COVID-19 patients.

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Ben Fein


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