The Examiner 23 Dec, 2020 12:30 am

COVID-19 Missouri

Bed capacity at hospitals in the St. Louis area is at about 82%, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force. Intensive care units are at 90% capacity.

Louis County police officers tested positive for the virus in the past week.Statewide, 17,778 new confirmed cases have been reported in the past week, according to state health department data.According to the department, there have been at least 145 confirmed cases at the agency so far this year.Students who recently tested positive won't need to be retested.

Louis-area hospitals continue to be stretched thin while battling the coronavirus pandemic, local health officials announced Tuesday.The University of Missouri-Columbia on Tuesday also announced most students living on campus must be tested for the virus before moving back after the winter break.

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