JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - Governor Mike Parson held a COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, April 1.
The governor said the state is making progress and moving forward as case rates decline and the vaccine impact kicks in.
He said Missouri’s hospitalizations for COVID-19 have dropped below 800 for the first time since early August.
Earlier in the day, the governor traveled to Rolla to visit the Phelps Health vaccine clinic and tour Rolla Technical Institute.
On Thursday, April 1, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 2,145 new PCR cases in the past seven days. That’s an average of 306 per day.
They also reported six additional deaths in the past seven days.
Currently, the PCR positivity rate for the past seven days is 4.3 percent.
As of March 29, 722 COVID-19 patients in Missouri have been hospitalized. Of those, 133 were in the ICU and 96 were on ventilators.
According to DHSS, there were 283,867 vaccine doses administered in the past seven days for an average of 40,552 per day.