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TUESDAY UPDATES: Cole County reporting two new deaths at long term care facilities

UPDATE 7:00 P.M.: Cole County Health Department is reporting two new deaths at long term care facilities. That brings the county to 22 deaths overall, 11 have been from long term care facilities.

The health department reports active cases jumped 108 to 458.

The number of total cases went up 66 from 3,231 to 3,297

The number of recoveries is reported to have gone up 56 to 2,673.

Two mid-Missouri counties reporting COVID-19 related deaths

UPDATE 6:30 P.M.: Randolph and Montgomery County are reporting COVID-19 related deaths.

The Randolph County Health Department is reporting one new COVID-19 related death. That brings the total in the county to nine.

Officials with the health department posted on Facebook 38 new cases, bringing their overall total to 880.

The county is reporting five patients were released from isolation, bringing the total to 569 recoveries.

The health department is reporting 14 of the active cases are currently in the hospital.

In Montgomery County, the health department provided their weekly update and reported four new deaths. That brings their total to nine overall.

The health department last updated new information last Thursday.

In the four days, the health department is reporting 34 new cases, bringing the total to 323 overall.

The number of active cases jumped from 133 to 169.

The number of recoveries went up 38 from 151 to 189.

Boone County COVID-19 hospitalizations remains above 100

UPDATE 4:30 P.M.: Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services reported their 17th COVID-19 related death earlier today and remains at 105 hospitalizations at Boone County hospitals. The 105 hospitalizations remains a record.

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

According to the numbers posted on the department's COVID-19 dashboard, 20 of the 105 patients are from Boone County.

Columbia Mayor Brian Treece said at the Columbia City Council meeting Monday the low number of Boone County residents hospitalized shows him the current mask order is working.

"The rest come from areas and regions that do not have the same public health protections that we do," he said.

The health department is reporting an increase in ICU patients from 29 to 31. The number of patients on a ventilator remains at 16.

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

The department says there are also 82 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 6,531 total cases.

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Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services COVID-19 dashboard

According to the department, active cases went up to 516. The number of recoveries also went to 5,998.

The five-day average gone up slightly from 69 to 71.

Boone County is reporting a positive rate at 17.7% from Oct. 23 to Oct. 29. That is a 4.1% increase from the previously reported week.

Jamestown C-1 School to remain virtual through Wednesday

UPDATE 3:14 P.M.: Jamestown C-1 School Superintendent Dr. Gretchen Guitard sent a letter home this afternoon telling parents the school will remain closed through Wednesday.

Guitard says in the letter the District is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 illnesses and is waiting on results for students and staff.

Virtual class assignments will continue on Google Classroom.

Boone County reports 17th COVID-19-related death

UPDATE 2:50 P.M.: Another Boone County resident with COVID-19 has died, local health officials said Tuesday.

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services said it received word Tuesday that a person in their 80s with the novel coronavirus has died. It is the 17th death of a Boone County resident with the virus.

The department said it would release no other information about the patient who died.

The county reported its 16th death on Oct. 21.

Boone County has seen fewer deaths of COVID-19 patients than several other Mid-Missouri counties despite its larger population. Camden County has reported 37 deaths, Miller has reported 26, Pettis has reported 28 and Cole has reported 20.

Health officials reported a record number of people in Boone County hospitals with COVID-19 on Monday -- 105, with 29 in intensive care. Tuesday's hospital number will be updated later in the afternoon.

Missouri hospitalizations, 7-day positivity rate fall slightly

ORIGINAL: On Tuesday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported the state's COVID-19 seven-day positivity rate and virus-related hospitalizations fell slightly from the day before.

According to the department's COVID-19 dashboard, hospitalizations were down to 1,631 from 1,666. The dashboard initially said 1,659 were hospitalized on Monday, but the number was later revised higher.

Health officials said the state-calculated seven-day positivity rate fell three-tenths to 28.5%. It's the first dip in the positivity rate in almost two weeks, according to department data.

COVID-19 hospitalizations and the positivity rate both set records the day before.

The dashboard said Missouri went up to 190,424 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, up 2,238 from the day before. Coronavirus deaths increased by 33 going up to 3,064.

Missouri's seven-day new case and death rankings both fell over the last 24 hours, the dashboard said. The health department said the state ranked ninth in the US for new COVID-19 cases with an increase of 16,111 and sixth in the country for deaths with 87 added.

Coronavirus testing went up at least 31,000 over the last day, the dashboard said.

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  1. How horrible for Cole County. 22 deaths divided by 3297 cases gives an infection fatality rate of 0.0067%, which is well BELOW the boundaries of ordinary influenza. For this we are expected to sacrifice our overall health, and destroy our economic, social, and psychiatric health? When are people going to wake up to the fact they are being lied to, on a grand scale?

    1. Using the same data points for the State, its infection fatality rate is 0.016%, which is well within the boundaries for ordinary influenza, and has remained at that number for months.

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