Both homicides and the coronavirus are killing people in the city with the two problems affecting two very different age groups.
The most recent St. Louis City data reports that as of September 9, there were 191 deaths in the city from the coronavirus. With the majority of deaths happening to people 70-years-old and older.
In the city, there were zero coronavirus deaths reported in people 29-years-old and younger. However, the majority of the city’s homicide victims are 29-years-old and under, with 13 of those victims being 17-year-old and under.
There have been only two COVID-19 deaths reported in St. Louis in the last 13 days.