COVID-19 Data

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

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.

7-Day Averages and Goals

7-Day Average Goals

Note: Range for 7-Day average metrics: 2/22/21 - 2/28/21.

Avg. New Confirmed Cases

Avg. New Confirmed Cases
17 (5.4/100k)

7 consecutive days of meeting the goal of 35 or fewer cases in the City of St. Louis.

Avg. New Hospital Admissions

Avg. New Hospital Admissions
40

3 consecutive days of meeting the goal of 40 or fewer new daily hospital admissions in pandemic task force hospitals.

Avg. Total Hospitalized

Avg. Total Hospitalized
304

7 consecutive days of meeting the goal of 350 or smaller hospital census of COVID-19 positive and suspected COVID-19 in patients.

Avg. Positivity Rate

Avg. Positivity Rate
4%

7 consecutive days of meeting the goal of 5% or smaller positivity rate in the City of St. Louis.

Hospitalization data is from the Pandemic Task Force daily updates. The data represents all COVID-19 related hospitalizations across the 4 major health systems: BJC, SSM, Mercy, and St. Luke's. Not all hospitalized people are city residents.

Current Status

Current Status

Last 14 Days

Note: Range for 14-day metrics: 2/15/21 - 2/28/21.

New Confirmed Cases
249

80.0 PCR Positive cases per 100k people

New Deaths
19

6.1 deaths per 100k people

New Tests
8,003

2,571.1 PCR tests per 100k people

Positivity Rate
4.0%

4.0% positive PCR test results

New Hospitalizations
607

New COVID-19 hospitalizations

Avg. Total Hospitalized
311

Average total people hospitalized with COVID-19

Trajectory

Note: Trajectory compares 2/22/21 - 2/28/21 to previous 7-day period.

Change in New Cases
-11.4%

Change in new cases per 100k people

Change in Deaths
37.5%

Change in new deaths per 100k people

Change in Testing
29.8%

Change in new tests per 100k people

Change in Positivity Rate
-1.0%p

Percent point change of PCR positive test results

Change in New Hospitalizations
16.8%

Change in new COVID-19 hospitalizations

Change in Avg. Total Hospitalized
-5.6%

Change in average total people hospitalized with COVID-19

To Date

Note: Showing overall totals as of 3/3/21.

Confirmed Cases
19,934

6,404.0 PCR positive cases per 100k people

Deaths
425

136.5 deaths per 100k people

Tests
241,436

77,564.1 PCR tests per 100k people

Positivity Rate
9.2%

Percent of positive PCR test results

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.

Totals by Date

Totals By Specimen Collection Date View Data

Daily Case Change Chart

Note: Results for the last 14 days are preliminary and subject to change.

Case count totals shown in this graph represent specimen collection date, in other words, the day the individual was tested for COVID-19. There is a lag between when an individual is tested and when results are available, therefore the data is subject to change as new information becomes available. This also explains why recent dates do not have many (or any) cases listed, because cases that the DOH learns about are shown on the graph in previous days - when the person went for testing. Learn more.

Daily Death Change Chart

Deaths are shown on the date the death was reported. Learn more.

Cumulative Totals Chart

Note: Results for the last 14 days are preliminary and subject to change.

Case count totals shown in this graph represent specimen collection date, in other words, the day the individual was tested for COVID-19. There is a lag between when an individual is tested and when results are available, therefore the data is subject to change as new information becomes available. This also explains why recent dates do not have many (or any) cases listed, because cases that the DOH learns about are shown on the graph in previous days - when the person went for testing. Deaths are shown on the date the death was reported. Learn more.

Reproductive Number Chart

Note: Reproductive numbers for the last 14 days are preliminary and subject to change.

The Reproductive Number (R0, pronounced "R naught") is an estimation of how many people a COVID-19 positive case will transmit the virus to, on average. When R0 is above 1 the epidemic is expected to grow exponentially. For example, if R0=2 each case will infect 2 other people on average, and those two will infect 4 more people, who infect 8 more, then 16, and so forth. When the R0 equals 1 the epidemic will maintain itself, neither increasing or decreasing. And when R0 is less than 1 then the epidemic is expected to slow and eventually stop. Effective social distancing, hand washing, and wearing face masks reduces the spread and lowers R0. Learn more.

Cases by ZCTA

Cases by Zip Code Tabulated Area (ZCTA)

Case Rate by ZCTA

Case rates (cases per 100,000 residents) by ZCTA in the City of St. Louis.

Cases by ZCTA

Total cases and demographic data by ZCTA in the City of St. Louis.

Data for some ZCTAs has been suppressed in accordance with patient privacy protections. Case counts are a combination of confirmed and probable cases. ZCTAs with fewer than 5 cases are not displayed. This map represents 21057 cases (Confirmed and Probable) of 21544 known cases within the City of St. Louis. View more zip code data

Cases and Deaths by Age Group

Cases and Deaths by Age Group

Rates/100k View

Totals

Total case counts, death counts, and rates by 10-year age groups. Rates are per 100,000 people. View data

Cases and Deaths by Sex

Cases and Deaths by Sex

Rates Chart View

Cases Chart View

Deaths Chart View

Total case counts, death counts, and rates by sex. Rates are per 100,000 people. View data

Test Totals

Test Totals
Total Tests Administered
283,920
PCR: 241,436, Serology: 9,481, Antigen: 33,003
Total Positive Tests
25,396
PCR: 22,118, Serology: 1,178, Antigen: 2,100
Total Negative Tests
258,155
PCR: 218,969, Serology: 8,283, Antigen: 30,903
Total Inconclusive Tests
369
PCR: 349, Serology: 20

Test Results by Date

Tests by Type and Date View Data

Test Results by Type Chart

Note: Results for the last 14 days are preliminary and subject to change.

Positivity Rate Chart

Note: Results for the last 14 days are preliminary and subject to change.

Data Notes: 1) The date is the specimen collection date (i.e. when the person went to get tested, not the date when the results came back). 2) The data is subject to change as more results become available. 3) Some people are tested multiple times, which is why the number of positive results is higher than the total number of positive cases. 4) The 7 day rolling average for percent positive PRC test results does not start calculating until there are at least 5 total tests.

PCR tests (Polymerase Chain Reaction) detects the virus's RNA or genetic code, which can be detected if the virus is present in the body. These tests are highly sensitive, and allow us to know if an individual is currently infected. PCR tests are the gold standard for diagnosing COVID-19.

Antigen tests These tests detect proteins that are specific to the virus, and like PCR tests, are used to diagnose individuals with active infections. These tests are quicker to run, but less accurate than PCR tests.

Serology tests look for antibodies, which is the immune response to fighting off the virus. Antibodies stay in the body for a longer period of time and can protect against future infection (but having antibodies doesn't necessarily mean a person is immune to COVID-19 following re-exposure). These tests allow us to know who has been previously infected, but doesn't tell us if the person still has the virus in their system.

More Information

Major Dashboard Feature Changes
Note that this is not a log of data updates.
  • 02/05/2021: Stacked confirmed and probable case counts in graph. Moved death counts to its own tab. Added CSV and JSON download options for cases, deaths, reproductive rate, test results, and positivity rate.
  • 12/22/2020: Added antigen test results to the test data.
  • 12/18/2020: Added 14-day toggles to demographic data.

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