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TUESDAY UPDATES: DHSS adds 93 coronavirus related deaths after analyzing death certificates

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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has added 93 COVID-19 related deaths after the state’s disease surveillance system analyzed several death certificates.

Officials say the deaths will be captured and reported publicly through the dashboard Wednesday morning.

Officials at DHSS report the weekly activity typically causes a sharp increase in the deaths added to Missouri’s total the following day. DHSS is now regularly analyzing death certificates on Mondays.

Officials say the state does not track probable or pending deaths.

Boone County reports two more coronavirus-related deaths; four deaths reported this week

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services reported two new coronavirus-related deaths. There have now been 166 coronavirus deaths in Boone County. The first individual was in the 60-64 age group and the second individual was in the 80+ age group. Both residents died on Oct. 2.

The county reports 47 new COVID-19 cases from Monday.

There are currently 394 active cases in the county, an increase of 21 from Monday. The county now has a reported total number of 25,033 COVID-19 cases.

The county reported 24,473 cases removed from isolation, an increase of 24 from Friday.

Boone County ranks eighth in the state with the most coronavirus cases in total volume in the past week. Cases are up 2.8% comparing last week to the prior week. The county has a 7.5% positive test rate, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).

The health department's hospital status is yellow with 51 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals and 14 of them being Boone County residents. Of those, 18 are in intensive care and five are on ventilators.

The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports that 101,326 residents have received their first dose in Boone County and 91,713 Boone County residents have completed their vaccine doses.

Boone County has the third-largest percentage of county residents in Missouri that have received at least one dose of the vaccine with 56.1%. The largest county in the state is St. Louis County with 59.2%.

Boone County is third in the state with a reported 50.8% of residents that have completed their coronavirus vaccine doses. St. Louis County is the first county in the state with 53% of residents have completed the doses for vaccination. The city of Joplin has 56.3% of the population fully vaccinated.

Cole County has the second-highest first vaccination rate in Mid-Missouri with 49.9%. Callaway County is third with 45.5%.

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Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services Oct. 12 dashboard

The Columbia Public Schools reports active coronavirus and quarantine cases to their website daily.

The district reported a 28.7 14-day rate per 10,000 for Monday.

CPS reports nine district facilities (four elementary schools, one middle school, two high schools and two district-wide facilities) currently have staff out because of COVID-19. There are two staff at elementary, two staff at the high school level, and two staff at district-wide facilities that have tested positive for the coronavirus. The district has two elementary staff members and two at a district-wide facility currently quarantined because of COVID.

The district reports 31 district facilities to have students currently out due to the coronavirus. There are 20 out of 21 elementary, six out of seven middle schools, all high schools and one district-wide facility affected.

There are 38 students that have tested positive for COVID-19, a decrease of two cases from Monday. The district is reporting 21 students in elementary, nine students in middle school and eight students in high school have tested positive for the coronavirus.

There are 64 students, which are required to quarantine due to the coronavirus, a decrease of 42 students from Monday. The district reports 36 elementary students are currently quarantining, 24 students in middle school, four students in high school and one at other district facilities.

Missouri red Zone report shows new coronavirus cases down compared to previous week

The newest State Profile Report shows Missouri remains at the high transmission level of COVID-19. The report shows new cases are down by 16 percent compared to last week with 159 cases per 100,000 people.

The report shows Missouri had 9,762 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of Oct. 8.

The report also indicates 175 residents died from the coronavirus, a 11% decrease from the previous week.

Several counties have moved into the moderate and substantial transmission levels. Counties in the yellow/moderate level are Clark, Schuyler and Knox. The following counties are in orange/substantial transmission level Clay, Platte Buchanan, Taney, Newton, Texas, Wright, Pike, Cedar, Oregon, Caldwell, Shannon and Sullivan. All other counties are in the red zone or high transmission level.

Over 67% of Missouri residents 18 years and old have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine and more than 48% are considered fully vaccinated.

According to the report, over 96% of coronavirus cases are considered the Delta variant.

According to the report, 29 hospitals are dealing with staffing shortages, which accounts for 24% of hospitals in the state. Seven hospitals are currently dealing with supply shortages or six percent of all hospitals.

Vaccine rates is up slightly, 28,788 people 18 and older initiated vaccination last week which is 4.1% higher than the last report. 2,114 people 12-17 initiated vaccines last week, which is 14.4% lower than the last report.

Cole County reports 21 new coronavirus cases; county nears 50% of residents to get initial vaccine dose

The Cole County Health Department reported 21 new coronavirus cases.

According to the dashboard update, there are 11,030 residential cases and 285 long-term care facility resident cases. That is 11,315 total cases in the county.

Cole County has reported 161 coronavirus deaths.

Cole County ranks 65th in the state for counties with the most coronavirus cases per 100,000 in the past week. Cases are down 25.6% comparing last week to the prior week. The county has a 7% positive test rate, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports about 49.9% of the county have initiated their first dose of the vaccine and 45.8% of the county's population have been fully vaccinated.

The Jefferson City School District reported no new coronavirus cases in students or staff.

The district is reporting four active cases in students and one active case in a staff member.

The district is reporting 17 close contacts for students and one close contact for staff.

Fewer than 1,000 people hospitalized in Missouri with COVID-19

The state health department reported Tuesday fewer than 1,000 hospitalizations due to COVID-19.

According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 920 patients are being treated for the virus.

Hospitals reported 176 patients are on ventilators.

The state health department added nearly 990 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

PCR testing found 733 new cases of the virus. That's below the state's daily average of 852 cases for the testing method.

Missouri State COVID-19 dashboard on Oct. 12.

Antigen testing found another 255 probable cases.

The state's seven-day positivity rate remained unchanged at 7.8%

Missouri added five new coronavirus-related deaths. At least 11,699 people in Missouri have died from virus-related causes.

More than 3.3 million Missourians have started the coronavirus vaccination process.

That's 54.3% of the state's population.

ABC 17 News Team


1 Comment

  1. So when are we going to get out of COVID jail? When are the “experts” and “officials” going to surrender their ego stroking powers in favor of our welfare?

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