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SATURDAY UPDATES: Missouri’s 7-day positivity rate at 5 percent

COVID-19 Numbers 4-17-21
COVID-19 Numbers 4-17-21

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 381 news cases of COVID-19 across the state, bringing the total to 496,157 through the pandemic.

The state also corrected the number of probable antigen cases throughout the pandemic to 80,412, more than a 11,000 case decrease. The state says it went through and deleted duplicates from the same person reporting a positive PCR test and an antigen test.

One news death was reported on Saturday. The total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 is now at 8,635 throughout the state.

Missouri's 7-day positivity rate hit 5% on Saturday, after climbing throughout the past few weeks.

The state's dashboard reported a substantial drop in COVID-19 relates hospitalizations on Saturday, now at 796. That is 22 less than Friday. Of those, 130 are on ventilators.

In the fight against COVID-19, 3,376,471 doses of the vaccine are in the arms of Missourians as of Saturday.

About 34% of the state's population has initiated the vaccine process, meaning 2,083,446 people have at least one shot.

Of those, 1,408,344 have completed the process, which is about 22.9% of the population. Patients are consider fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose.

Coronavirus / Missouri / News
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  1. Not a single statistic on this page that predates January 20 2021 is valid. That’s the date that the CDC and the WHO finally stopped recommending 40 cycles be used for PCR tests, which they knew were too many since July of 2020, but continued to recommend anyway. in July of last year Fauci publicly stated that if 35 or more cycles were used the PCR test was useless. Which means the CDC and WHO were also aware of it at that time, but determined not to change their recommendations, until January 20 2021.

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