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Missouri crosses COVID-19 mark with 800,000 reported cases

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a holiday weekend, Missouri health officials on Monday reported more than 8,200 new COVID-19 cases as the state passed its 800,000 total.

Follow Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), the state has recorded 801,013 cumulative cases of SARS-CoV-2 — an increase of 8,239 positives (PCR tests only) — and a total of 12,970 deaths as of Monday, December 27. , an increase of 6. It is a 1.62% case fatality rate.

It is important to note that not all of the recorded cases and deaths occurred in the last 24 hours.

The state administered 125,647 doses – including boosters – of the vaccine in the last 7 days (this figure may be delayed, meaning the last three days are not included). Vaccination rates are highest among people over 65 years of age.

State health officials report 60.5% of the total population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. About 71.6% of all adults 18 years of age and older have already started this process.

Vaccination is the safest way to achieve herd immunity. Herd immunity to COVID-19 require 80% to 90% of the population to gain immunity, either by vaccination or by recovering from the virus.

Only 2.43% of the 3.28 million fully immunized Missourians (or 79,795) have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 1, 2021. And 822 (or 0.03%) of those vaccinated died from the virus.

The first doses were given in Missouri on December 13, 2020.

The city of Joplin has vaccinated 60% of its population. City of St. Louis, Kansas City, and Independence, as well as St. Louis, St. Charles, Boone, Atchison and Jackson, have at least 50% of their populations fully vaccinated.

(Source: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services)

The Office of Vital Records at DHSS makes weekly links between deaths with the 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 7-day rolling average for Missouri cases is 2,583; yesterday it was 1,606. Exactly one month ago, the state’s rotating average was 647.

The 10 days with the most reported cases occurred between October 10, 2020 and December 23, 2021.

About 50.3% of all reported cases are in people 39 years of age or younger. The state has continued to subdivide age groups into smaller units. The 18 to 24 age group had 95,887 recorded cases, while the 25 to 29 year old group had 68,061 cases.

Those 80 years of age and older account for about 41.4% of all deaths recorded in the state.

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 42.780
August 2021 60.275
September 2021 45.707
October 2021 33.855
November 2021 37,594
December 2021 59.555
(Source: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services)

Missouri performed 8,341,605 PCR tests for COVID-19 during the entire pandemic, and as of December 26, 17.5% of those tests were positive. According to the state health department, people who have received multiple PCR tests are not counted twice.

According to the state Department of Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard, “PCR testing looks for viral RNA in the nose, throat, or other areas of the respiratory tract to determine if a current infection with the SARS-CoV virus is present. -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 when compiling a 7-day moving average of positive tests. The state currently uses only the non-duplicate method, which is the method preferred by the CDC. That number is calculated using the number of tests taken over the period because many people take the test multiple times. Under this tabulation, Missouri has a positivity rate of 15.5% as of December 24. Health officials exclude the most recent three dates to ensure data accuracy when calculating averages. motion.

The 7-day positivity rate was 4.5% on June 1, 10.2% on July 1, 15.0% on August 1, and 13.2% on December 1.

As of December 24, Missouri is reporting 1,755 COVID hospitalizations and the 7-day average is 1,986. Remaining inpatient bed capacity stands at 23% statewide. The state public health care indexes more than three days due to late reporting, especially on weekends. Remember that the state counts all available beds, not just those provided by paramedics.

The 2021 low point in Missouri was 655 on May 29.

Across Missouri, 468 COVID patients are in ICU beds, making the state’s remaining intensive care capacity 19%.

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

From December 27, CDC identified 51,574,787 cases of COVID-19 and 809,300 deaths across all 50 states and 9 US counties, jurisdictions, and territories, with case fatality rates country is 1.57%.

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.

Follow 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 H1N1 epidemic of 1918, 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 epidemic claimed the lives of a larger number of young people than would normally be expected from 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; case fatality rate of 0.021 percent.

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Huynh Nguyen

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