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TUESDAY UPDATES: Boone County reports 43 new cases, one new coronavirus-related death


The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services reported one new coronavirus-related death. That makes 175 total deaths since March 2020. The individual was in the 70-74 age group and died Wednesday.

The county reported 43 new COVID-19 cases from Monday.

There are currently 334 active cases in the county and a total of 26,053 cases since the pandemic began.

The county reported 25,544 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 33.6% when comparing last week to the prior week. The county has an 8.1% positive test rate, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).

The health department's hospital status is yellow with 61 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals and 15 of them being Boone County residents. Of the 61 patients, 17 are in intensive care and five are on ventilators.

The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports that 106,836 residents have received their first dose in Boone County and 95,445 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 59.2%. The largest county in the state is St. Louis County with 62.5%.

Boone County is third in the state with a reported 52.9% of residents that have completed their coronavirus vaccine doses. St. Louis County is the first county in the state with 55.2% of residents having completed the doses for vaccination. The city of Joplin has 57.9% of the population fully vaccinated.

Cole County has the second-highest first vaccination rate in Mid-Missouri with 51.7%. Callaway County is third with 47.3%.

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services Nov. 16 dashboard

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

The district reported a 20.9 14-day rate per 10,000 for Monday.

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

There are 23 students that have tested positive for COVID-19. The district is reporting 17 students in elementary, two students in middle school, three students in high school and one student in a district wide-facility have tested positive for the coronavirus.

There are 183 students who are required to quarantine due to the coronavirus. The district reports 123 elementary students are currently quarantining, 38 students in middle school, 11 students in high school and 11 students at district-wide facilities.

Cole County reports 34 new coronavirus cases

The Cole County Health Department reported 34 new coronavirus cases from over the weekend.

According to the dashboard update, there are 11,566 residential cases and 286 long-term care facility resident cases. That is 11,852 total cases in the county.

Cole County reported 166 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began.

Cole County ranks 32nd in the state for counties with the most coronavirus cases per 100,000 in the past week. Cases are up 13.5% when comparing last week to the prior week. The county has reported a 10% positivity test rate, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports about 51.7% 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 one new coronavirus case in a student and one new case in a staff member from Monday.

The district is reporting four 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.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported late Monday night dozens of new COVID-19 related deaths.

A weekly review of death certificates found 65 new virus-related deaths in Missouri since August, according to DHSS. Here's a breakdown of when the deaths happened:

  • August - 1
  • September - 8
  • October - 52
  • November - 4

Missouri also added eight new coronavirus-related deaths over the last 24 hours. Since the start of the pandemic, 12,417 people in Missouri have died from COVID-19 related causes.

The state health department reported Tuesday nearly 1,500 new cases of the virus.

According to DHSS, 1,026 people tested positive for COVID-19 using PCR tests. That's above the state's daily average of 966 cases for the testing method.

Data from the state health department showed antigen testing found 464 new probable coronavirus cases. Missouri's daily average for the testing method is 322 probable cases.

State health department COVID-19 dashboard on Nov. 16, 2021.

The state's seven-day positivity rate increased Tuesday from 8.5% on Monday to 8.6%.

Hospitals in Missouri reported 990 patients are being treated for COVID-19. According to the state health department, 148 patients are on ventilators.

More than 3.4 million Missourians have started the coronavirus vaccination process.

That's 56.7% of Missouri's population.

ABC 17 News Team


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