FRIDAY UPDATES: MU Health Care offers weekend hours for COVID-19 testing
MU Health Care's coronavirus testing site is now opening up on the weekends.
The site at 2003 W. Broadway, Suite 100 is offering walk-in tests from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, MU Health Care said Friday in a news release. The site is the primary place for MU Health Care COVID-19 testing.
The site is also open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Patients must wear a mask and bring proof of insurance, but the test is free. MU Health Care has administered more than 200,000 COVID-19 tests , according to its website.
Missouri adds more than 1,140 new cases of COVID-19
Missouri added more than 1,140 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.
According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services , 816 people tested positive for the virus using PCR tests.
That's above Missouri's daily average of 692 cases for the testing method.
Another 326 probable new cases of COVID-19 were found through the use of antigen testing. That's also above the state's daily average of 207 cases for the testing method.
Missouri's seven-day positivity rate dropped Friday from 6.8% on Thursday to 6.7%.
Data from the state health department showed eight new virus-related deaths. At least 11,950 people have died in Missouri from virus-related causes.
There are 1,171 people hospitalized in Missouri with COVID-19.
According to DHSS, 209 patients are on ventilators.
More than 3.3 million Missourians have started the coronavirus vaccination process.
That's 54.8% of the state's population.
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