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THURSDAY UPDATES: Boone County sees continued rise in COVID-19 cases

UPDATE 6:13 P.M.: The Boone County health department said Thursday afternoon 28 more residents have tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours.

It marks the third day in a row of increases 28 or higher.

The bump in cases brought the county's total to 1,146 since the COVID-19 pandemic started.

Data tweeted out by the health department said 956 residents have recovered. As of Thursday, 187 actively had COVID-19.

The tweet included three individuals were hospitalized with the virus, down one from Wednesday.

UPDATE 2:45 P.M.: Missouri added more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day, setting a new increase record on Thursday.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services tweeted total cases around the state rose to 48,834, up 2,084 from Wednesday.

COVID-19 deaths also increased over the last 24 hours to a high of 1,233, up 13 from the day before. It's the largest increase in deaths this week.

Missouri has set new case increase records everyday this week since Tuesday. Thursday's bumb in coronavirus cases was 157 more than the previous record set Wednesday.

The tweet said the state's positivity rate for the last seven days was at 9.6% on Thursday. The health department's COVID-19 dashboard said coronavirus cases increased 24% over the last week.

The website included 675,133 Misourians have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic started.

ORIGINAL: The number of Missourians filing for unemployment increased by more than 2,000 during the week ending July 25.

According to the Missouri Department of Labor, 14,804 people filed initial unemployment claims last week.

The increase comes after three consecutive weeks of decreases in the number of people filing for unemployment.

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ABC 17 News Team

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