The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Sunday morning reported nearly 3,200 additional COVID-19 cases in the state compared to the Saturday update. The total number of cases since testing began was nearly 296,000.
There have been 3,823 deaths in Missouri attributed to COVID-19, including 62 in the seven day period ending on thanksgiving. The older age groups, by far, are the hardest hit with those ages 80 and older have accounted for 49% of the COVID-19 deaths in Missouri. People in their 70s comprise 27% of deaths with the death percentages decreasing with age.
The group with the most positive COVID-19 cases by far were those ages 18 to 24. The positivity rate on COVID-19 tests in Missouri was 19.4% during the seven day period ending on Thanksgiving.
The number of hospitalizations in Missouri attributed to COVID-19 were nearly 2,700 on Thanksgiving, the most recent day figures were available. There were 657 in intensive care and 369 on ventilators.
The remaining in-patient hospital bed capacity in Missouri was 25%, the remaining intensive care bed capacity was 21%, and the remaining ventilator capacity 65% on Thursday.