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WEDNESDAY UPDATES: Boone County reports 47 new coronavirus cases; 355 active cases

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The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services reported 47 new COVID-19 cases from Tuesday.

There are currently 355 active cases in the county, a decrease of 39 from Tuesday. The county now has a reported total number of 25,080 COVID-19 cases.

The county reported 24,559 cases removed from isolation, an increase of 86 from Tuesday.

Boone County ranks eighth in the state with the most coronavirus cases in total volume in the past week. Cases are up 2.7% 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 52 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals and 12 of them being Boone County residents. Of those, 19 are in intensive care and five are on ventilators.

The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports that 101,137 residents have received their first dose in Boone County and 91,522 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%. The largest county in the state is St. Louis County with 59.2%.

Boone County is third in the state with a reported 50.7% of residents that have completed their coronavirus vaccine doses. St. Louis County is the first county in the state with 53.1% of residents have completed the doses for vaccination. The city of Joplin has 56.4% 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%.

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services Oct. 13 dashboard

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

The district reported a 29.2 14-day rate per 10,000 for Monday.

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

The district reports 30 district facilities to have students currently out due to the coronavirus. There are 19 out of 21 elementary, six out of seven middle schools, all high schools and one district-wide facility affected.

There are 40 students that have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of two cases from Tuesday. The district is reporting 22 students in elementary, 11 students in middle school and seven students in high school have tested positive for the coronavirus.

There are 175 students, which are required to quarantine due to the coronavirus, an increase of 111 students from Tuesday. The district reports 114 elementary students are currently quarantining, 57 students in middle school, four students in high school and one at other district facilities.

Cole County reports two new coronavirus-related deaths

The Cole County Health Department reported two new coronavirus cases.

According to the dashboard update, there are 11,031 residential cases and 286 long-term care facility resident cases. That is 11,317 total cases in the county.

Cole County has reported two new coronavirus deaths; making a total of 163 coronavirus deaths.

Cole County ranks 80th in the state for counties with the most coronavirus cases per 100,000 in the past week. Cases are down 30.1% comparing last week to the prior week. The county has a 6.2% 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 45.7% of the county's population have been fully vaccinated.

The Jefferson City School District reported three new coronavirus cases in students and no new cases in staff for Tuesday.

The district is reporting seven 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.

Missouri adds more than 1,300 new cases of COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported more than 1,300 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

According to the state health department, 940 positive tests were found through the use of PCR testing. That's above Missouri's daily average of 865 cases for the testing method.

Missouri State COVID-19 dashboard on Oct. 13.

Antigen testing found another 390 new probable cases of the virus.

The state's seven-day positivity remains unchanged at 7.8%.

Missouri added 106 new virus-related deaths on Wednesday. A weekly review of death certificates found 93 of those virus-related deaths, according to the state health department.

Hospitals in Missouri are treating 1,211 patients for COVID-19. Of those patients, 234 are on ventilators.

More than 2.9 million Missourians have finished the coronavirus vaccination process.

That's 48.4% of Missouri's population.

ABC 17 News Team

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  1. “The state’s seven-day positivity remains unchanged at 7.8%.” That would indicate that any significant increase in cases are a result of an increase in testing. Deaths are now lower than they have been since April 1st of LAST YEAR! When do we get out of COVID jail?

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