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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

The state health department reported 4,876 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, according to it's dashboard. This puts Missouri at 267,312 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Saturday's increase is up from the 4,614 new cases reported Friday.

The state also added 18 new deaths bringing the total to 3,555.

Total tests reported across the state went down by 9,082 from Friday's total of 2,899,986.

The seven-day positivity rate calculated using the CDC's method also went down Saturday to 21.7%.

Missouri currently ranks 11th in new cases and 20th in new deaths.