COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
UPDATE 7:30 P.M.: Students in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade at Salisbury R-4 Schools will not be in class on Monday.
These are the only grades that will not be attending school on Nov. 2.
The district's Superintendent Tony Whiston said the students will not be attending class because of a positive COVID-19 case.
UPDATE 6:50 P.M.: The Columbia/Boone County Health Department reported 6,429 cases of COVID-19 across the county on Sunday. The department reported 56 new cases of the virus.
There were 530 active Coronvirus cases.
There were 17 Boone County residents hospitalized with the virus on Sunday. There were 99 people in Boone County hospitals. Out of that number, 25 people were in the ICU.
Eighteen patients were on a ventilator.
UPDATE 6:25 P.M.: The Morgan County Health Center announced an additional COVID-19 related death.
There have been twelve deaths in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.
The health center did not release any further information like the age of the patient.
UPDATE 4:40 P.M.: The Saline County Health Department will be temporarily closed from Nov. 2 - 6.
The department will reschedule all appointments to a later date.
In a Facebook post, the department said it is closing in an effort to safeguard patients and clients due to positive COVID-19 cases or close contacts.
The post said the close contacts and positive cases did not compromise the health of patients.
In the meantime, the state will assist with contact tracing. Daily numbers of cases within the county will not be updated.
Patients whose cases are received during the week of the closure will be contacted after Nov. 9.
The entire staff of the department will be tested on Nov. 4.
ORIGINAL: The Department of Health and Senior Services reported 2,349 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. The department has reported 185,535 cases across the state.
The state still ranks eleventh in the nation for new Coronavirus cases with 14,400 reported in the past seven days.
As of Sunday, at least 2,535,182 Missouri residents have been tested for the virus.
The positivity rate on Sunday was at 14%.
The department also reported two new deaths on Sunday bringing the death toll up to 2,026. That followed a large jump of 99 new deaths reported on Saturday.
There were 20 more people reportedly hospitalized with the virus on Saturday bringing the total to 1,649.