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Missouri, Illinois report declines in COVID-19 cases

Missouri, Illinois report declines in COVID-19 cases

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Missouri National Guard staffs first state vaccine clinic in Poplar Bluff

Bill Crawford, 74, of Poplar Bluff steps out of his truck to get his first COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Sharon Blake of the Butler County Health Department during Missouri's first mass vaccination event at a closed water park in Poplar Bluff on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

ST. LOUIS — The bi-state region saw declines in COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations on Monday.

Missouri reported 879 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, down from 2,137 the day before.

The state's seven-day average has declined from a peak of 4,723 on Nov. 20, and on Monday fell again to 1,653, according to a Post-Dispatch analysis.

The Department of Health and Senior Services reported 2,067 hospitalized COVID-19 patients statewide, down from 2,158 the day before. The state also reported five more deaths due to the virus.

Illinois reported 2,944 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, down from 3,292 the day before. The seven-day average fell to 4,650, the lowest level since Oct. 27.

There were 2,962 hospitalized COVID-19 patients statewide, down from 2,994 the day before, continuing the decline the state has seen since a peak of 6,175 on Nov. 20.

Illinois also reported 49 more deaths due to the virus.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force reported 67 new COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals in the area, up from 65 on Sunday. The seven-day average was 77, the lowest number since early November.

The task force reported a total of 591 virus patients across area BJC HealthCare, Mercy, SSM Health and St. Luke's Hospital facilities — up from 569 the day before. Task force data lags two days.

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