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SUNDAY UPDATES: Boone County reports 43 new COVID-19 cases

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

UPDATE 7:00 P.M.: The Columbia/Boone County Health Department has reported 5,931 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The department added 43 cases to its dashboard on Sunday.

There were 389 active cases of the virus on Sunday.

Sixteen Boone County residents were hospitalized with the virus.

There were 81 people in Boone County hospitals and 28 people in Boone County ICU's.

The five day average on Sunday stayed at 52.

UPDATE 3:00 P.M.: According to an email from the court administrator at the Boone County Courthouse, an employee from the courthouse and an employee from the Callaway County Courthouse have tested positive for COVID-19.

As a result, the 13th judicial circuit moved to phase one of the Supreme Court's operational directives starting at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Under the phase, only 10 people be allowed inside courtrooms but jury trials can continue. Members of the public will still be allowed inside the courthouses.

The court will have to operate under this phase for at least 14 days before relaxing the rules.

The email said the two positive case were not related.

ORIGINAL: The Department of Health and Senior Services has reported 169,495 cases of the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state ranks tenth in the country for new cases with 11,102 new cases in the past seven days.

At least 2,406,847 people have been tested for the virus.

The state reported four new deaths on Saturday bringing the death toll up to 2,805. Missouri ranks fifth in the nation for new deaths with 73 in the past seven days.

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Sydney Olsen

Sydney Olsen reports in the evenings during the week and on the weekend.

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  1. “The Columbia/Boone County Health Department has…..added 43 cases to its dashboard on Sunday.”
    Using a test that is notoriously inaccurate, that its inventor who won a Nobel prize for doing so says is not useful for that purpose? These are the “experts” we are supposed to believe? That we turn over all aspects of our economic and social lives to? Any private organization that behaved in such manner would be very, very, short lived. But being a “public” organization excuses them? They are obviously neither geniuses nor saints, so why do we allow them such authority?

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