St. Louis County reported 15 COVID-19 deaths and 82 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, May 14. The county has now reported 305 deaths and 4,104 cases since the onset of the pandemic.
Of the 305 deaths, 125 (41.0%) were black people. Of the 4,104 cases, 1710 (41.7%) were black people. Blacks form only 24.9% of the county’s population.
With 305 deaths in 4104 cases, 7.4% of those in the county who were reported as testing positive have died.
St. Louis County is not reporting the total number of tests administered, so it is not possible to report the percentage of those tested who tested positive.
St. Louis County announced plans to gradually lift its stay-at-home public health order on May 18, though deaths and cases continue to rise and hospitalizations have not started to consistently decrease, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force.