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FRIDAY UPDATES: Boone County reports 34 new coronavirus cases; 18 residents hospitalized

Columbia/Boone County Health Department
Columbia/Boone County Health Department

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services reported 34 new COVID-19 cases from Thursday.

There are currently 289 active cases in the county and a total of 25,909 cases since the pandemic began.

The county reported 25,446 cases removed from isolation.

Boone County ranks eighth in the state with the most coronavirus cases in total volume in the past week. Cases are up 7.9% when comparing last week to the prior week. The county has a 6.4% 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 18 of them being Boone County residents. Of the 51 patients, 18 are in intensive care and eight are on ventilators.

The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports that 105,799 residents have received their first dose in Boone County and 94,914 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 58.6%. The largest county in the state is St. Louis County with 61.7%.

Boone County is third in the state with a reported 52.6% of residents that have completed their coronavirus vaccine doses. St. Louis County is the first county in the state with 54.7% of residents having completed the doses for vaccination. The city of Joplin has 57.4% of the population fully vaccinated.

Cole County has the second-highest first vaccination rate in Mid-Missouri with 51.5%. Callaway County is third with 47%.

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

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

The district reported an 19.7 14-day rate per 10,000 for Thursday.

CPS reports seven district facilities (three elementary schools, one middle school and three district-wide facilities) currently have staff out because of COVID-19. There are five staff members at elementary schools, one high school staff member and two staff members at district-wide facilities. The district has two staff members at elementary schools currently quarantined because of COVID.

The district reports 33 district facilities to have students currently out due to the coronavirus. All of the elementary schools and middle schools, three high schools and two district-wide facility are affected.

There are 25 students that have tested positive for COVID-19. The district is reporting 17 students in elementary, five students in middle school, two students in high school and one student in a district wide-facility have tested positive for the coronavirus.

There are 209 students which are required to quarantine due to the coronavirus. The district reports 157 elementary students are currently quarantining, 28 students in middle school, 13 students in high school and 11 students at district-wide facilities.

Cole County reports 34 new coronavirus cases after Veterans Day delay

The Cole County Health Department reported 34 new coronavirus cases from Wednesday after a two-day delay due to Veterans Day.

According to the dashboard update, there are 11,497 residential cases and 286 long-term care facility resident cases. That is 11,783 total cases in the county.

Cole County reported 166 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began.

Cole County ranks 17th in the state for counties with the most coronavirus cases per 100,000 in the past week. Cases are up 14.3% when comparing last week to the prior week. The county has reported a 9.6% positivity test rate, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports about 51.5% of the county have initiated their first dose of the vaccine and 47.1% of the county's population have been fully vaccinated.

The Jefferson City School District reported two new coronavirus cases in students and two new cases in staff members from Thursday.

The district is reporting four active cases in students and five active cases in staff.

The district is reporting 69 close contacts for students and t==four close contacts for staff.

State health department reports new cases of COVID-19

Missouri reported Friday more than 3,200 new cases of COVID-19.

That includes data the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services didn't report on Thursday. State offices were closed for Veterans Day.

According to the state health department, 2,419 people tested positive for COVID-19 using PCR tests. The daily average for the testing method in Missouri is 889 cases.

Another 851 new probable cases were found with the use of antigen tests. That's above Missouri's daily average of 294 cases for the testing method.

State health department COVID-19 dashboard on Nov. 12, 2021.

The state's seven-day positivity rate increased Friday from 7.1% on Wednesday to 7.8%. The positivity rate is up more than a percentage point from a week ago. The seven-day positivity rate in Missouri last Friday was 6.6%.

Data from the state health department showed two new virus-related deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, 12,336 people in Missouri have died from COVID-19 related causes.

According to DHSS, 1,058 people are hospitalized with the coronavirus. Of those patients, 146 are on ventilators.

The state health department reported Friday more than 3 million Missourians have finished the vaccination process against COVID-19.

That's 49.9% of Missouri's population.

ABC 17 News Team



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