On Sunday morning, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported nearly 2100 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, along with 33 additional deaths compared to Saturday’s update.
Since testing began, there have been more than 365,000 and 4,937 deaths in Missouri. The number of deaths in the seven-day period ending Thursday was 78, with the average number of new COVID-19 cases during that period exceeding 2,400 per day. The positivity rate on COVID-19 tests was 17.1% using the Centers for Disease Control and prevention formula.
Hospitalizations in Missouri because of COVID-19 exceeded 2,700 on Thursday, the most recent day in which data was available. Officials report 635 of those patients were in intensive care and 355 on ventilators.
The remaining in-patient bed capacity in Missouri was 23% percent with the remaining intensive care bed capacity at 23%. The remaining ventilator capacity was reported at 67%.