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TUESDAY UPDATES: State Health Department reports 1,900 new COVID-19 cases

(KMIZ)

The state health service reported 1,900 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 1,358 people tested positive for the virus using PCR tests. That’s above the daily average of 1,115 cases for the test method.

In the past 24 hours, antigen tests in Missouri have found 542 new probable cases of coronavirus. The Missouri daily average for the test method is 349 probable cases.

State Health Department COVID-19 dashboard on November 23.

Missouri’s seven-day positivity rate rose from 9.3% on Monday to 9.4% on Tuesday.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, 12,513 people in Missouri have died from virus-related causes.

According to DHSS, 174 patients have been reinfected with COVID-19 in the past seven days. Missouri has an average of 25 reinfection cases per day.

The state health department classifies a reinfection as a person who tested positive for COVID-19 more than 90 days after a previous positive PCR or antigen test.

According to DHSS, 56,296 breakthrough cases have been reported in Missouri. That’s 2% of the state’s vaccinated population.

Data from the state health department shows that more than 3.1 million Missouri residents have been vaccinated against COVID-19.