Missouri reporting higher average number of virus cases

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The average number of virus cases Missouri reports each day is on the rise again after declining for more than two weeks.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases in the state had been declining since late November before starting to move back up late last week.

That rolling average fell from a high of 4,723 on Nov. 20 to 3,158 on Thursday, but it increased to 3,269 on Friday and hit 3,669 on Saturday.

That increase in the rolling average reflects the large number of cases reported this weekend.

The state reported 5,001 virus cases on Saturday and another 3,876 cases on Sunday.