Missouri Coronavirus Map and Case Count

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Total reported On Feb. 27 14-day change
Cases 516,796 367 –36%
Deaths 8,383 12 –26%
Hospitalized 1,209 –22%

Day with reporting anomaly.

Hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project; 14-day change trends use 7-day averages.

At least 12 new coronavirus deaths and 367 new cases were reported in Missouri on Feb. 27. Over the past week, there has been an average of 578 cases per day, a decrease of 36 percent from the average two weeks earlier.

Average daily cases per 100,000 people in past week
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Sources: State and local health agencies. Population and demographic data from Census Bureau.
About this data For total cases and deaths: The map shows the known locations of coronavirus cases by county. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive or have a probable case of the virus, which may differ from where they contracted the illness. For hot spots: The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

As of Sunday morning, there have been at least 516,796 cases and 8,383 deaths in Missouri since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a New York Times database.

Reported cases and deaths by county

This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts are colored to reveal when outbreaks emerged.

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Missouri 516,796 8,420 8,383 137 578 9 33.1 0.54
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Missouri heatmap
Cedar › 702 4,892 18 125 6 43 0.1 1.00
Cedar heatmap
Butler › 3,497 8,232 34 80 11 26 0.1 0.34
Butler heatmap
St. Clair › 583 6,204 7 74 2 18
St. Clair heatmap
Scotland › 263 5,365 3 61 1 17
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Carter › 424 7,088 8 134 1 17
Carter heatmap
Howard › 722 7,219 5 50 2 16
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Schuyler › 268 5,751 3 64 1 15
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Greene › 27,587 9,413 427 146 44 15 1.6 0.54
Greene heatmap
Christian › 8,468 9,558 78 88 13 15 0.4 0.48
Christian heatmap
Mississippi › 1,268 9,621 24 182 2 14
Mississippi heatmap
About this data Weekly cases per capita shows the share of population with a new reported case for each week. Weeks without a reported case are shaded gray. The daily average is calculated with cases and deaths that were reported in the last seven days.

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Daily reported new cases

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These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here. Note: The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.

Daily case and death reports show the severity of the pandemic over time. The picture can be put into further context by considering the number of tests performed and people hospitalized.

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Source: Testing and hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project.
About this data Currently hospitalized is the number of patients with Covid-19 reported by the state to be in a hospital on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Tests represent the number of individual P.C.R. viral test specimens reported tested that day.

If the previous level of testing was low, and hospitalizations are not increasing, a rise in daily cases could be explained as a result of increased testing. If daily tests have been increased and cases and hospitalizations have fallen or stayed low, that is a sign that the situation is improving or under control. Hospitalizations and deaths usually lag behind new cases, as it takes time for symptoms to develop and worsen.

Because the definitions used for testing and hospitalization data vary between states, it is not always possible to compare that data in one state to the figures reported in another.

We’re tracking restrictions in Missouri »

Since March, The Times has paid special attention to cases in nursing homes, food processing plants, correctional facilities and now at colleges and universities. Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace, school or event.

Cases connected to Cases Location
+ Colleges and universities 12,768 cases at 37 schools
+ Prisons and jails 9,181 cases at 26 prisons
+ Nursing homes 1,209 cases at 14 facilities
+ Food processing facilities 861 cases at 2 facilities
+ Other 458 cases at 5 clusters

The counts in this table of coronavirus cases at individual nursing homes were last updated as recently as Jan. 12, 2021. Since then, we have continued to update state-level totals for cases and deaths in long-term care facilities.

About the data

In data for Missouri, the Times primarily relies on reports from the state, as well as health districts or county governments that often report ahead of the state. Missouri typically releases new data each day. Weekend counts may be lower because fewer sources report to the state. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

Sept. 30: Missouri officials adjusted their case counts to reconcile records and adjust which jurisdictions cases and deaths were assigned to, causing both decreases and increases in counts in some counties and cities.

Oct. 10: Missouri added cases dating back several days after resolving a technical issue.

Oct. 14: Missouri reported new cases and deaths from several days, after the state did not update its data from Oct. 11-13 while resolving a technical error.

Oct. 15: Missouri removed many previously reported deaths.

Nov. 24: Missouri added many deaths from September through early November.

Cases in Kansas City and Joplin, both of which span multiple counties and have independent health departments, are being counted separately. The case numbers reported for Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte Counties do not include Kansas City residents. The case numbers reported for Jasper and Newton Counties do not include Joplin residents.

The Times source for data in Kansas City, Jackson County and Platte County changed on Oct. 8 to data from the state health department, resulting in a one-day adjustment.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths in some counties.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.

Read more about the methodology and download county-level data for coronavirus cases in the United States from The New York Times on GitHub.