Task force gives update on COVID-19 in St. Louis area

The task force reported a decrease in new hospital admissions and a decrease in the seven-day moving average of hospitalizations.

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force gave an update on hospitalizations related to the coronavirus in the St. Louis area on Saturday.

The task force reported a decrease in new hospital admissions (data is lagged two days) and a decrease in the seven-day moving average of hospitalizations.

Here is a full breakdown of the data:

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  • New hospital admissions (data lagged two days) decreased from 43 to 27
  • The seven-day moving average of hospital admissions (data lagged two days) decreased from 42  to 39
  • The seven-day moving average of hospitalizations decreased from 304 to 299
  • Inpatient confirmed COVID positive hospitalizations decreased from 300 to 274 
  • Inpatient suspected COVID positive hospitalizations decreased from 101 to 100
  • The number of confirmed COVID positive patients in the ICUs decreased from 83 to 76
  • The number of confirmed COVID positive patients on ventilators decreased from 52 to 48

Across the system hospitals, 58 COVID-19 patients were discharged on Friday, bringing the cumulative number of COVID-19 patients discharged to 5,369.

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