As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community.

Layered bar/line charts with the daily change in newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in each county and a 14-day rolling average of the changes in new cases are available here.

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Updates for Saturday, Jan. 23 will become available below: 

9:30 a.m.: Missouri reports 1,777 new cases

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services added 1,777 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in Missouri now stands at 447,398. 

The state also reported 14 new deaths in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 6,541 since the pandemic began.

The state also reports hospitalizations and hospital bed capacity, but it is on a two-day delay. There are 2,328 total hospitalizations in the state with 31% remaining total hospital bed capacity.

In the last seven days, there have been 10,431 positive cases of the virus. The single-day case average now stands at 1,490. 

As of Nov. 19, DHSS has moved to report only the CDC-method positivity rate. As of mid-January, over 3.9 million Missourians have already been tested by PCR at least once. As a result, if they test negatively again, they will not be counted in the latest 7-day state-method positivity rate.

The CDC's method has a 11.3% positivity rate.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends positivity rates in testing should remain at 5% or lower for at least 14 days.

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