289 COVID-19 cases, 3 virus deaths reported in Missouri
289 COVID-19 cases, 3 virus deaths reported in Missouri

289 COVID-19 cases, 3 virus deaths reported in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Health authorities in Missouri updated the state’s COVID-19 Dashboard on Thursday with the latest information on cases, deaths and hospitalizations.

According to Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), the state has registered 1,128,984 cumulative cases of SARS-CoV-2 – an increase of 289 positive cases (PCR test only) – and 15,943 total deaths per. Thursday, March 17, an increase of 3. It is a case of death rate of 1.41 percent.

It is important to keep in mind that not all cases and deaths announced on a particular day occurred within the last 24 hours.

The 7-day rolling average for cases in Missouri is 250; Yesterday it was 264. Exactly one month ago, the state’s rolling average was 1,490. Month-on-month, it is a decrease of 83.2%.

The State Department of Health is no longer updating the dashboard this weekend; cases, deaths and rolling averages remain the same for the three-day period (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

(Source: Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services)

The state has administered 16,062 doses – including booster shots – of the vaccine within the last 7 days (this measurement is subject to a delay, meaning the last three days are not included). The highest vaccination rates are among people over 65 years of age.

Vaccination remains the safest way to achieve herd immunity. Flock immunity to COVID-19 requires 80% to 90% of the population to have immunity, either by vaccination or recovery from the virus.

The state health authorities report that 63.4% of the total population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 74.4% of all adults 18 years and older have begun the process.

But how many have tested positive and died of COVID after getting all their shots?

Only 8.07% of the 3.46 million fully vaccinated Missourians (or 279,420 people) have tested positive for COVID-19 since January 1, 2021. And 1,819 people (or 0.05%) of the vaccinated people have died from the virus.

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

Byen Joplin, St. Louis County and St. Louis. Charles County has vaccinated at least 60% of their populations. St. Louis City, Kansas City and Independence, as well as the counties of Boone, Atchison, Jackson, Franklin, Cole, Greene, Jefferson and Cass, have at least 50% of their populations fully vaccinated.

The Bureau of Vital Records at DHSS performs a weekly link between deaths to the state and death certificates to improve quality and ensure that all deceased who died of COVID-19 are reflected in the systems. As a result, the state’s death toll will see a sharp increase from time to time. Again, this does not mean that a large number of deaths occurred in one day; instead, it is a single-day reported increase.

At the state level, DHSS tracks probable or pending COVID deaths. However, these figures are not added to the state’s death toll until they are confirmed in the disease surveillance system either by the county or through analysis of death certificates. FOX 2 does not include probable or pending figures.

Approximately 51.8% of all reported cases are for persons aged 39 years and younger. The state has further divided the age groups into smaller units. The age group 18 to 24 years has 133,114 registered cases, while 25 to 29-year-olds have 97,790 cases.

People aged 80 and over account for approximately 39.3% of all registered deaths in the state.

Month year Missouri COVID Case *
(reported that month)
March 2020 1,327
April 2020 6,235
May 2020 5,585 th most common
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 th most common
December 2021 74,376
January 2022 255,880
February 2022 51,380
March 2022 5,090
(Source: Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services)

Missouri has administered 9,763,338 PCR tests for COVID-19 throughout the pandemic, and per. On March 16, 21.9% of these tests returned positive. Individuals who have received multiple PCR tests are not counted twice, according to the state Department of Health.

According to the State Department of Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard, “A PCR test looks for the viral RNA in the nose, throat or other areas of the airways to determine if there is an active infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. A positive PCR test means that the person has an active COVID-19 infection. “

The Missouri COVID Dashboard no longer includes the deduplicated test method when compiling the 7-day moving average of positive tests. The state now uses only the non-deduplicated method, which is the CDC’s preferred method. This number is calculated using the number of tests taken during the period, as many people take multiple tests. Under this way of tabulating things, Missouri has a positivity rate of 3.1% per. March 14. Health authorities exclude the last three days to ensure data accuracy when calculating the moving average.

Pr. On March 14, Missouri reports 770 COVID admissions. The remaining bed capacity of the hospital is 23% across the country. That the state’s public health goals lagging three days behind due to reporting delays, especially on weekends. Keep in mind that the state counts all available beds and not just beds staffed with medical staff.

Across Missouri, 128 COVID patients lie in ICU beds, leaving the state’s remaining intensive care capacity at 27%.

If you have further questions regarding coronavirusThe Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is available at 877-435-8411.

From March 16the CDC identified 79,445,322 cases of COVID-19 and 964,831 deaths in all 50 states and 9 U.S.-affiliated districts, jurisdictions, and affiliated territories at a national death rate of 1.21%.

How are COVID deaths compared to other diseases, such as the flu or even the H1N1 pandemics of 1918 and 2009? This is a common question.

According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), preliminary data on the 2018-2019 flu season in the United States show an estimated 35,520,883 cases and 34,157 deaths; that would mean a death rate of 0.09%. The number of deaths in previous seasons is as follows: 0.136% (2017-2018), 0.131% (2016-2017), 0.096% (2015-2016) and 0.17% (2014-2015).

The H1N1 epidemic of 1918, commonly referred to as “the Spanish flu”, is estimated to have infected 29.4 million Americans and claimed 675,000 liv as a result; a death rate of 2.3%. The Spanish flu required a greater number of young people than normally expected from other influenza.

Beginning in January 2009, another H1N1 virus – known as the “swine flu” – spread across the globe and was first detected in the United States in April of that year. That CDC identified estimated 60.8 million cases and 12,469 deaths; a death rate of 0.021%.

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