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9:15 a.m.: Missouri reports over 50,000 new vaccinations

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services added 478 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in Missouri now stands at 477,950. 

The DHSS reported 7 new deaths in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 7,920 since the pandemic began. 

DHSS started reporting vaccination data on Jan. 27. Numbers will update as providers report data to the state. According to the dashboard, differences between the state's data and the CDC data is due to timing.

  • 1,241,039 total doses administered
  • 816,908 Missourians have received at least one dose
  • 424,131 Missourians have received a second dose
  • 13.3% of the Missouri population has received at lease one dose
  • 6.9% of the Missouri population has received both doses

Hospitalizations and hospital bed capacity data is on a two-day delay. There are 1,209 total hospitalizations in the state with 28% remaining total hospital bed capacity. 

In the last seven days, there have been 2,947 positive cases of the virus. The single-day case average now stands at 421. 

As of Nov. 19, DHSS has moved to report only the CDC method positivity rate. As of February, over 4.4 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. 

Missouri currently has a 5.3% 7-day positivity rate with the CDC method.

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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