(Jefferson City) Governor Parson opened up Missouri with no restrictions on June 16th, and like many places that decided to open up, cases began to increase in the younger generations.
People 25 to 30 years old saw the biggest increase and with it came criticism for choosing to go out and be in large groups. The DHSS released the latest numbers on cases via the COVID-19 dashboard. Here is a break down of the numbers.
People age 25 have the most cases of any individual group with 404 cases, followed by ages 26 and 27 with 401 cases each. Folks 28 and 30 have 394 cases each and 392 people age 29 have tested positive. A total of 2,386 people tested positive between the ages of 25 and 30.
To contrast that with the so called “vulnerable” groups, 1,346 people ages 65 to 70 have tested positive.
27 cases have an unknown age.
Of the 21,927 positive cases, 9,978 are male and 11,794 are female with 155 listed as unknown.
1,017 people have died because the virus. 592 people are currently hospitalized because of the virus.
The seven day change shows an increase of cases by 9.9% over the last 7 days and a 1.1% increase over the last 24 hours. These numbers reflect a 72 hour delay due to testing return times.