COVID-19 Data

The latest novel coronavirus COVID-19-related data and maps for the City of St. Louis

Notice: As of May 1, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is no longer requiring medical centers to report the number of hospitalizations and deaths attributed to COVID-19. The CDC is encouraging all medical centers to continue providing updated numbers; however, hospitalization information reported on the Department of Health's website is likely to lag and change over the next few weeks as we work diligently to adapt to these requirement changes.

As always, we are happy to address any feedback or concerns you may have about the way we present data on this page, as well as the type of data represented. Please email with any comments or questions.

Data is updated on a continual basis and is therefore subject to change. Sometimes through case investigation the DOH learns that an individual actually lives outside of the City, so they may be transferred to the appropriate jurisdiction. Likewise, other jurisdictions may transfer cases to the City. So case count totals and underlying data will be dynamic to reflect the most current information.

Learn more about data methods.

COVID-19 Community Level

COVID-19 Community Level

Note: Range for community level data: 4/21/24 - 4/27/24

Community Level

Community Level
Based on new hospital admissions per 100k people

New Hospital Admissions

New Hospital Admissions
2.1 /100k (-18%)
7-day total of new hospital admissions for COVID-19 per 100k people

% Staffed Inpatient Beds

% Staffed Inpatient Beds
7-day average percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by confirmed COVID-19+ patients
The number of hospitalizations per 100k and the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients are pulled directly from the CDC's website. The Community Levels range from Low, Medium, and High based upon defined thresholds. Each community level has recommended behaviors and prevention strategies for individuals and public health authorities. Learn more about the CDC's Community Levels and prevention strategies

New COVID-19 Hospital Admissions

New Hospital Admissions View Data

Note: Range for hospitalization data: 05/06/23 - 04/27/24

COVID-19 can cause respiratory distress and can sometimes impact other bodily systems, for instance causing neurological or cardiovascular symptoms. In severe cases, health issues related to COVID-19 infection can require a patient to need advanced care and may be admitted to a hospital for treatment. Hospitalization is a key metric that is tracked by the City of St. Louis Dept. of Health and the CDC because it can be used to inform residents about community level risk, and is also an indicator for the burden placed on the healthcare system. When hospitalizations are high, residents should consider taking additional precautions. This graph shows the number of new hospitalizations in the hospitals within the St. Louis Health Service Area (HSA).

Wastewater Concentration Levels

Wastewater Concentration Levels View Data

Note: Results are delayed to allow time for all data to be logged.

When a person is infected with SARS-cov-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), particles of the virus get shed when they use the restroom. These viral particles can be measured by collecting samples at water treatment plants. Historically, the concentration of virus particles in wastewater correlates strongly with the number of reported infections in that area. So, whether or not someone gets tested, wastewater surveillance can be a reliable indicator of COVID-19 in the community. This graph shows the average virus concentration in 8 wastewater surveillance sites closest to St. Louis City.

To learn more about wastewater surveillance, visit the MO Department of Health and the CDC wastewater surveillance websites.

Variant Proportions Based on Genomic Sequencing

Variant Proportions Based on Genomic Sequencing View Data

3/30/2024 - 6/8/2024 are weighted estimates based on reported genomic sequencing results.

Viruses sometimes make mistakes copying their genetic code as they replicate themselves over and over in our bodies when we have an infection. These mistakes, or mutations, can sometimes lead to advantages for these new variants of the virus: they may be able to bind more tightly to a host cell, or they may be harder for our immune systems to detect, and as a result the virus can spread more easily. The CDC uses genomic surveillance to track variants of concern and identify which variants are causing the most infections. Variant proportions for HHS Region 7 (which includes Missouri) are displayed in this graph.

Variant Trends

Variant Trends
Top Variants
Variant Proportion
KP.3 40.63%
KP.2 25.00%
JN.1 9.38%
Top Rising Variants
Variant Change
KP.3 +31.80%pt
KP.2 +19.12%pt
KP.1.1 + 3.31%pt
Top Declining Variants
Variant Change
JN.1.8.1 + 0.37%pt
XDP + 0.18%pt
JN.1.16.1 - 8.46%pt

Current Status

Current Status

Note: Range for 7-day metrics: 7/5/24 - 7/11/24.

New Confirmed Cases

New Confirmed Cases
112 (+45.5%)
37.1 PCR positive cases per 100k people

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Confirmed Cases

New Deaths

New Deaths
0 (+0.0%)
0.0 deaths per 100k people

Total Confirmed Deaths

Total Confirmed Deaths

Trajectory compares 7/6/24 - 7/11/24 to previous 7-day period.

All seven-day metrics are based on the date a test or death occurred, and are subject to a three-day delay to ensure data are accurate and complete. Learn what these numbers mean.

More Information

Major Dashboard Feature Changes
Note that this is not a log of data updates.
  • 10/24/2023: Removed positivity rate and new hospitalizations from current status section; Removed totals by specimin collection Date section; Removed cases by zip code tabulated area; Removed demographic case and death data; Added new hospital admissions by date; Added wastewater concentration levels; Added variant proportions based on genomic sequencing; Added variant trends; Removed legacy vaccination section; Updated about section.
  • 09/27/2023: Updated the Community Level section to focus on new hospital admissions.
  • 06/03/2022: Removed 7-Day Average Goals section. Removed detailed and historical test data. Removed historical positivity rate data. Hospital, Test, and Positivity Rate data now comes from HHS Community Profile. Removed tabs in 'Current Status' section, and simplified. Added vaccination totals and age group breakdowns.

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