THURSDAY UPDATES: More than 2,100 new COVID-19 cases in Missouri
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 2,100 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.
According to the state health department, 1,615 of those cases were found through the use of PCR testing. That's above Missouri's daily average of 1,410 cases for that testing method.
Antigen testing revealed another 498 new cases of COVID-19.
Missouri's seven-day positivity rate fell Thursday from 9.9% on Wednesday to 9.7%
The state health department added 24 coronavirus-related deaths. That pushed the statewide total to 11,314 virus-related deaths since the pandemic started.
Hospitals in Missouri reported 1,762 COVID-19 hospitalizations. There are 304 patients on ventilators.
More than 2.8 million Missourians have finished the coronavirus vaccination process. That's 47.1% of the state's population.
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