New COVID-19 cases reported in Missouri fell below the daily averages on the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard.
On Monday morning, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 173 new COVID-19 cases through PCR testing and 116 probable cases through antigen testing. The dashboard reported the daily average of cases for PCR and antigen testing through the week ending on Friday were 292 and 203, respectively.
Monday’s case increase was about three times fewer than Sunday’s report of 609.
In a year since the pandemic started, the health department has reported 486,170 cases through PCR testing and 84,706 probable cases through antigen testing.
The department did not report any new virus-related deaths on the dashboard. Officials have confirmed 8,374 fatalities from COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic.
Missouri has reported 2,042 COVID-19 cases and seven virus-related deaths over the week ending on Friday. The dashboard said the state had the second-lowest new case rate per capita and the 9th lowest rate of deaths capita in the US.
The state’s seven-day positivity rate was reported at 4.1% — a decrease of 0.1 from the day before.
The dashboard said 22% of the state’s population has initiated the vaccination process — more than 1.35 million residents. Officials included more than 2 million total vaccine doses have been administered in the state.
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