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FRIDAY UPDATES: CPS reporting 356 staff and students quarantining due to coronavirus


UPDATE 8:26 P.M.: According to the Columbia Public School dashboard, the district is reporting a 14-day rate of 42.1, an increase after two days of declines. The number of new cases in the district's tracker jumped to 73.

According to the dashboard, 71 staff are currently quarantining while 17 staff has tested positive for the virus.

The district is reporting staff out with COVID-19 at 11 of 21 elementary schools, five out of seven middle schools and three out of four high schools.

Currently only one high school is not reporting any student with a coronavirus case.

CPS dashboard is reporting five new student cases bringing the total to 24 total cases.

There is 285 students under quarantine, a 47 student increase.

Currently there are 24 high school, 36 middle school, and 222 elementary students quarantined.

There are eight positive cases at the elementary schools, four in middle schools and 11 at the high school level.

Maries County reports first COVID-19 related death

UPDATE 7:50 P.M.: Phelps-Maries County Health Department is reporting the first COVID-19 death in Maries County.

The health department is not reporting anything else with the death.

Thursday, the department reported 56 active cases and 250 total cases of coronavirus.

There are currently 194 cases released from isolation.

Cole County nears 3,000 total coronavirus cases

UPDATE 5:48 P.M.: Cole County is reporting 72 new cases as it inches closer to 3,000 total cases since the pandemic started in March.

According to the Cole County Health Department, there are 2,984 total cases, an 80 case increase over Thursday.

There are now 15 more active cases, bringing the total to 350.

The number of recovered cases went up by 58 to 2,470.

According to their weekly update, 50-percent of Cole County coronavirus cases were close contact and 34-percent are unknown.

The weekly update also shows a rolling seven day average of 21-percent positive PCR test.

Camden County reports 6 new deaths; county provides first update in 15 days

UPDATE 5:23 P.M.: Camden County Health Department has updated for the first time since Oct. 15.

According to the department, there are six new deaths. The county has the highest number of reported deaths at 37 since March.

The new update shows 281 cases in the last 15 days. The total number of cases has reached 1,767.

Currently, there are 263 active cases in the county, a drop of 114 active cases since Oct. 15.

Boone County reports record COVID-19 hospitalizations

UPDATE 4:40 P.M.: Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting a new record number of hospitalizations for the fourth time this week.

Local hospitals added three more COVID-19 patients, bringing the record number to 99 COVID-19 patients.

There are 130 ICU beds, 32 at Boone Hospital Center and 98 at MU Health Care according to Eric Maze at MU Health Care.

According to the numbers posted on the department's COVID-19 dashboard Friday, 14 of the 99 patients are from Boone County.

The health department is reporting a decrease in ICU patients from 33 to 25 in the last day. The number of patients on a ventilator remains at 18.

According to the dashboard, there are no issues or shortages within local hospitals.

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

The department says there are also 81 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 6,255 total cases. Over a quarter (21) of all new cases being reported are in the 18-22 age range.

According to the department, active cases went up by 33 to 449. The number of recoveries also went up by 48 bringing the total to 5,790.

The five-day average rose to 65, an eight case increase. This is the highest it has been since Oct. 17 when the five day average was a reprted 67 cases. Prior to Oct. 17, the last time the five day average was over 60 was on Sept. 19.

Boone County is reporting a positive rate at 13.5% from Oct. 16 to Oct. 22. That is a 1.1% increase from the previously reported week.

According to the Missouri Hospital Association, there are 100 ICU beds in the mid-Missouri region available out of 270. The data is reported from Oct. 18 to Oct. 24.

Mid-Missouri references Audrain, Montgomery, Gasconade, Osage, Callaway, Miller, Cole, Boone, Howard, Moniteau, Camden, Morgan and Cooper county.

Staffing shortage causes Cole County R-V move online

UPDATE 11:15 A.M.: Cole County R-V in Eugene said it has moved all students to virtual learning from Friday through Nov. 16.

District Superintendent Dawna Burrow said on the school's website said a staffing shortage caused the move from in-person learning.

The school district announced earlier this week grades 7-12 were moved online.

Cole County R-V has become one of the latest school districts to migrate classes online since the fall semester started.

Miller County reports two more COVID-19 deaths

UPDATE 10:29 A.M.: The Miller County Health Center reported on Friday two more people have died because of COVID-19.

A Facebook post from the health center said 24 county residents have died from coronavirus.

The post said no additional information about the residents would be provided.

As of Friday, 123 actively had COVID-19 and 1,014 have tested positive since the pandemic started.

The health department has reported eight COVID-19 deaths since Oct. 22. Miller County is third in Mid-Missouri for virus-related deaths during the pandemic behind Camden and Pettis counties.

Missouri sets another positivity rate record

Missouri's seven-day coronavirus positivity rate set another record on Friday after increasing every day since Oct. 21.

According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services COVID-19 dashboard, the state calculated seven-day positivity rate was up to 26%, a 0.8-percent increase since Thursday.

The rate was at 22.7% on Monday.

Statewide coronavirus cases went up to 180,200 on Friday, 2,507 more since Thursday. Virus-related deaths went up 26 to 2,925 on Friday.

The dashboard said Missouri ranked 12th in the country for new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days with 13,158. The state also ranked seventh in the US for new coronavirus deaths over the same time period with 98.

Coronavirus testing was up to 2.49 million, about 20,000 higher than Thursday.

COVID-19 hospitalizations hit 1,530, the second-highest level since the pandemic started. The seven-day hospitalization average stood at 1,458 on Friday.

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ABC 17 News Team


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