JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On the day Missouri launched a new COVID-19 dashboard to provide more data on cases and infection rates to the general public, state health officials acknowledged they had reported an incorrect total number of coronavirus cases.
On Monday, the state added 11 COVID deaths and subtracted 130 cases after announcing “instances of cases being counted more than once or cases being marked as confirmed without the correct verification documentation present.”
According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the state has recorded 123,276 cases of SARS-CoV-2 and 2,074 total deaths as of Monday, September 28. That’s a case-fatality rate of 1.68 percent.
Please keep in mind that not all cases and deaths recorded since yesterday occurred in the last 24 hours.
For comparative purposes, Missouri’s COVID case-fatality rate was 1.81 percent on August 31, 2.52 percent on July 30, and 4.71 percent at the