COVID-19 cases in a 7-day period double in Missouri from July 1


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – COVID cases continue to increase across Missouri. The 7-day rotation average for recorded cases has more than doubled since July 1.

According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the state recorded 544,725 cumulative cases of SARS-CoV-2 — an increase of 1,031 positive cases (PCR testing only) — and a total of 9,474 deaths as of Sunday, July 18, no increase. compared to yesterday. It was a case fatality rate of 1.74%.

Please note that not all recorded cases and deaths have occurred in the last 24 hours.

About 2.46 million people have completed immunization in Missouri; 56.7% of all adults 18 years of age and older have already started this process. The state administered 64,038 doses of vaccine in the last 7 days (this figure is subject to delay, meaning the last three days are not included). The highest vaccination rates are among people over 65 years of age.

(Source: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services)

The DHSS Office of Birth Records makes weekly links between deaths and state and death certificates to improve quality and ensure all COVID-19 deaths are reflected in the system. system. As a result, the state’s death toll will increase dramatically over time. Again, that doesn’t mean a huge number of deaths happened in a single day; instead, it is a reported increase in one day.

At the state level, DHSS does not track probable or pending COVID deaths. Those numbers are not added to the state’s death toll until confirmed in the county disease surveillance system or through analysis of death certificates.

The 10 days with the most reported cases occurred from November 7, 2020 to January 8, 2021.

The 7-day rotation average for Missouri cases is 1,440; yesterday, it was 1,408. Exactly one month ago, the state’s rotating average was 433.

About 47.6% of all reported cases are in people aged 39 and under. The state has continued to subdivide age groups into smaller units. The 18 to 24 age group had 68,502 recorded cases, while the 25 to 29 year old group had 46,225 cases.

People 80 years of age and older account for about 47.5% of all deaths recorded in the state.

Missouri performed 5,903,149 PCR tests for COVID-19 during the entire pandemic, and as of July 17, 16.1% of those tests were positive. According to the state health department, people who have received multiple PCR tests are not counted twice.

Five months Missouri’s COVID cases*
(report that month)
March 2020 1.327
April 2020 6.235
May 2020 5.585
June 2020 8.404
July 2020 28,772
August 2020 34.374
September 2020 41.416
October 2020 57,073
November 2020 116.576
December 2020 92,808
January 2021 66.249
February 2021 19,405
March 2021 11.150
April 2021 12,165
May 2021 9,913
June 2021 12,680
July 2021 17.709
(Source: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services)

According to the state health department’s COVID-19 Dashboard, “PCR tests look for viral RNA in the nose, throat, or other areas of the respiratory tract to determine if there is ongoing infection with the SARS- CoV-2 or not cause COVID-19. A positive PCR test means that the person has an active COVID-19 infection.”

The Missouri COVID Dashboard no longer includes a method of de-duplication testing when compiling a 7-day moving average of positive tests. The state currently uses only the non-duplicate method, which is the CDC’s preferred method. That number is calculated using the number of tests taken over the period because many people take the test multiple times. According to this tabulation, Missouri has a 13.7% positivity rate as of July 15. Health officials exclude the most recent three dates to ensure data accuracy when calculating moving averages. .

The positive rate was 4.5% on June 1.

As of July 15, Missouri is reporting 1,440 COVID hospitalizations and the 7-day average is 1,335. Remaining inpatient bed capacity stands at 16% statewide. The state public health data more than three days due to late reporting, especially on weekends. Remember that the state counts all available beds and not just those provided by paramedics.

On July 6, the 7-day average hospitalization rate eclipsed the 1,000-person milestone for the first time in 4 months, with 1,013 patients. The average hospitalization rate over the past 7 days was more than 1,000 from September 16, 2020 to March 5, 2021. This number was more than 2,000 from November 9, 2020 to January 27, 2021.

The lowest point in 2021 above the hospital admissions average was 655 on May 29.

Statewide, 438 COVID patients are in ICU beds, making the state’s remaining intensive care capacity 16%.

If you have more questions about Coronavirus, Missouri Department of Health and Advanced Services at 877-435-8411.

From July 18, CDC has identified 33,877,470 cases of COVID-19 and 606,526 deaths across all 50 states and 9 US counties, jurisdictions, and affiliated territories, with global mortality rates country is 1.79%.

How do COVID deaths compare to other illnesses, like the flu or even the H1N1 pandemic of 1918 and 2009? That is a common question.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), preliminary data for the 2018-19 flu season in the United States shows an estimated 35,520,883 cases and 34,157 deaths; that means a case fatality rate of 0.09 percent. Mortality rates in previous seasons were as follows: 0.136 percent (2017-2018), 0.131 percent (2016-2017), 0.096 percent (2015-2016) and 0.17 percent (2014-2015).

The 1918 H1N1 epidemic, commonly known as the “Spanish Flu”, was estimated to have infected 29.4 million Americans and declare 675,000 lives the result is; mortality rate is 2.3%. The Spanish flu took the lives of a larger number of young people than expected by other influencers.

Beginning in January 2009, another H1N1 virus – known as “swine flu” – spread around the world and was first detected in the United States in April of that year. The CDC determined estimated 60.8 million cases and 12,469 deaths; 0.021 percent case fatality rate.

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Missouri’s 7-day COVID case average has more than doubled since the start of July


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