Missouri reported 14,926 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, down 9.6% from the previous week. Then, 16,518 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 were reported.
Missouri ranked 33rd among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 11.9% from the week before. Phelps County reported 94 cases and six deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 127 cases and two deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 5,733 cases and 171 deaths. Across Missouri, cases fell in 66 counties, with the best declines in St. Louis County, with 1,719 cases from 2,250 a week earlier; in Jackson County, with 996 cases from 1,178; and in Greene County, with 379 cases from 522.