Missouri data updated to show 17 unreported virus deaths

Associated Press
Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots.

COLUMBIA — Missouri's health department on Sunday added another 17 previously unreported COVID-19 related deaths to the state's total death toll. 

Most of the deaths were from June through August. 

The state's Department of Health and Senior Services blamed technical issues for missing a total of 89 previously unreported deaths, including the 17 reported Sunday. 

In total, the virus has been reported to have killed at least 1,658 people in Missouri and sickened 93,434, according to state health department data. 

About 10,003 new cases were reported in the past week, according to an Associated Press analysis of Saturday data from Johns Hopkins University's COVID-19 tracking project. That's about 1,429 new cases a day on average.