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THURSDAY UPDATES: Columbia Public Schools reports all elementary and middle schools affected by coronavirus

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

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services reported 25 new COVID-19 cases from Wednesday.

There are currently 283 active cases in the county and a total of 25,875 cases since the pandemic began.

The county reported 25,418 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 2.1% when comparing last week to the prior week. The county has a 5.7% 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 20 of them being Boone County residents. Of the 51 patients, 15 are in intensive care and nine are on ventilators.

The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports that 105,339 residents have received their first dose in Boone County and 94,899 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 58.4%. The largest county in the state is St. Louis County with 61.3%.

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 54.6% 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 51.4%. Callaway County is third with 46.9%.

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

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

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

The district reports 29 district facilities to have students currently out due to the coronavirus. All elementary schools, middle schools, three of four high schools and two district-wide facility are affected.

There are 31 students that have tested positive for COVID-19. The district is reporting 18 students in elementary, eight students in middle school, and four students in high schools and one student at a district-wide facility have tested positive for the coronavirus.

There are 225 students which are required to quarantine due to the coronavirus. The district reports 162 elementary students are currently quarantining, 34 students in middle school, 18 students in high school and 11 students at district-wide facilities.

Karl Wehmhoener


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  1. All determined by a test the inventor stated was not useful for the purpose, and which Saint Fauci himself said was useless if 35 or more cycles were used, while the CDC and WHO both recommend 40, and there is no control over how many a lab may use.

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