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MONDAY UPDATES: Boone County reports largest increase of active coronavirus cases since Sept. 20

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

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services reported 101 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend.

There are currently 330 active cases in the county and a total of 26,010 cases since the pandemic began.

The county reported 25,503 cases removed from isolation.

Boone County ranks ninth in the state with the most coronavirus cases in total volume in the past week. Cases are up 12.5% when comparing last week to the prior week. The county has a 7.3% positive test rate, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).

The health department's hospital status is yellow with 57 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals and 18 of them being Boone County residents. Of the 57 patients, 18 are in intensive care and seven are on ventilators.

The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports that 106,422 residents have received their first dose in Boone County and 95,293 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 59%. The largest county in the state is St. Louis County with 62.3%.

Boone County is third in the state with a reported 52.8% of residents that have completed their coronavirus vaccine doses. St. Louis County is the first county in the state with 55.1% of residents having completed the doses for vaccination. The city of Joplin has 57.8% of the population fully vaccinated.

Cole County has the second-highest first vaccination rate in Mid-Missouri with 51.6%. Callaway County is third with 47.2%.

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services Nov. 15 dashboard

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

The district reported a 19.3 14-day rate per 10,000 for Friday.

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

The district reports 31 district facilities to have students currently out due to the coronavirus. All of the elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools and two district-wide facilities are affected.

There are 18 students that have tested positive for COVID-19. The district is reporting 14 students in elementary, one student in middle school, two students in high school and one student in a district wide-facility have tested positive for the coronavirus.

There are 152 students which are required to quarantine due to the coronavirus. The district reports 105 elementary students are currently quarantining, 24 students in middle school, 11 students in high school and 12 students at district-wide facilities.

Cole County reports 35 new coronavirus cases over the weekend

The Cole County Health Department reported 35 new coronavirus cases from over the weekend.

According to the dashboard update, there are 11,532 residential cases and 286 long-term care facility resident cases. That is 11,818 total cases in the county.

Cole County reported 166 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began.

Cole County ranks 26th in the state for counties with the most coronavirus cases per 100,000 in the past week. Cases are up 15.1% when comparing last week to the prior week. The county has reported a 10.4% positivity test rate, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports about 51.6% of the county have initiated their first dose of the vaccine and 47.3% of the county's population have been fully vaccinated.

The Jefferson City School District reported no new coronavirus cases in students or staff members from over the weekend.

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

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

Missouri reports more than 740 new cases of COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported on Monday 740 new cases of COVID-19.

Over the last 24 hours, 649 people tested positive for the virus using PCR tests. Missouri's daily average for the testing method is 927 cases.

Antigen testing in Missouri found 91 new probable coronavirus cases. That's below the state's daily average of 302 probable cases.

State health department COVID-19 dashboard on Nov. 15, 2021.

The seven-day positivity rate in Missouri increased Monday from 8.3% on Sunday to 8.5%.

There were no new COVID-19 related deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, 12,344 people in Missouri have died from virus-related causes.

The state health department reported 943 people are hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those patients, 137 are on ventilators.

More than 3 million Missourians have completed the coronavirus vaccination process.

That's 50.3% of Missouri's population.

ABC 17 News Team

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