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MONDAY UPDATES: Missouri DHSS adds 138 COVID-19 related deaths to state dashboard

Missouri DHSS has added 138 COVID-19 related deaths after state’s disease surveillance system analyzed several death certificates.

Officails say the deaths will be captured and reported publicly through the dashboard Tuesday morning.

Twenty-five of the 138 deaths occurred in October, and 113 occurred in November.

Officials at DHSS report the weekly activity typically causes a sharp increase in the deaths added to Missouri’s total the following day. DHSS is now regularly analyzing death certificates on Mondays.

Officials say the state does not track probable or pending deaths.

Cole County reports 184 cases over the holiday weekend, two counties report COVID-19 related deaths

Cole County Health Department is reporting 184 new COVID-19 cases over the holiday weekend.

That brings the total number of cases for the county to 5,639. That is the second highest number of cases in the mid-Missouri area.

Howard County is reporting the third coronavirus related death.

The county health department is reporting 58 active cases with six of them needing to be hospitalized.

The county currently is reporting 711 recoveries.

Morgan County Health Center is reporting two COVID-19 related deaths. The county now has 20 deaths related to the virus.

The county has 158 active cases, a 27 case decrease from Saturday.

The county currently has 1,140 total cases, with 962 considered recovered.

The health center is reporting 13 patients are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.

Saline and Pettis County report COVID-19 related deaths

Saline County Health Department is reporting its 30th COVID-19 related death.

The health department is reporting a 99-year-old woman died due to the virus.

The county is reporting 15 new cases to their total case list of 1,768.

The number of active cases is 123 for Saline County.

Currently, there are nine patients from the county hospitalized due to COVID-19.

In Pettis County, the health center is reporting two more COVID-19 related deaths.

The county has a reported 759 active cases currently with a total of 3,304 confirmed cases since March.

The county has 2,513 people that have had the virus and returned to normal activities.

There are 30 patients with the virus currently hospitalized.

453 cases removed from Boone County COVID-19 dashboard

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services reports 75 new active cases. That brings the total number of cases to 10,255.

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services Nov. 30 dashboard

The county is reporting 729 active cases, a decrease of 379 from the weekend.

The county has reported an additional 74 new cases removed from isolation today and 379 from the weekend brings the cases to 9,499

The county has taken off the total number of close contacts and individuals in quarantine on the daily dashboard.

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services Nov. 30 dashboard has reported a 12 case decrease to a 102 five-day average.

The positivity rate currently sits at 26.1% a drop from Nov. 13 to Nov. 19 rate of 28.4%.

The health department is reporting the total hospitalizations in Boone County to be 161.

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services Nov. 30 dashboard currently reports there are 44 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

The number of Boone County residents hospitalized is 39.

The department reports 14 patients on ventilators.

The hospital status is still currently in the 'yellow' zone.

Boone County health department reports 27th coronavirus death

The Columbia/Boone County health department reported Monday afternoon a 27th person has died from COVID-19 since the pandemic started.

A tweet from the health department said the resident was in the 55-59 age range.

The health department reported multiple virus-related deaths last week including two on Wednesday. The county has seen an uptick in coronavirus cases and deaths through the fall.

Recently, many of the deaths have been attributed to elderly people.

The Audrain County Health Department also reported a new COVID-19 death on Monday.

A release from the health department said 13 have died since the pandemic started in March. Health officials reported one death since the department last updated its covid information on Wednesday.

The release included 982 cases have been reported in the county -- 164 of which were active.

Columbia/Boone County COVID-19 cases surpass 10,000

The Columbia/Boone County health department said positive COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started have surpassed 10,000.

A social media post from the health department said the total since March was up to 10,180, 434 more since the last update on Wednesday.

The post included Columbia/Boone County reported 67 new cases on Saturday and 119 on Sunday.

Over the last week, countywide cases have increased 669 from 9,511 on Nov. 23. The five-day average increase on the county's dashboard was 114 on Sunday.

Hospitalizations have decreased over the last week with 13 fewer than last week's 171.

Blair Oaks students temporarily learning online

Many Blair Oaks students were moved to virtual learning temporarily while the Cole County Health Department worked on contact tracing over the holiday weekend.

A post on the district's website from Wednesday said 2-12 grade students will continue online learning through Tuesday. It said kindergarten and 1st-grade students will be in-person.

District officials said virtual learning could be extended. School has not been in session since Nov. 20.

Since last week, at least four students and three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the district website.

Missouri edges closer to 300,000 COVID-19 cases

Missouri health officials said statewide COVID-19 cases neared 300,000 on Monday morning.

The state health department's coronavirus dashboard said 3,829 new cases were reported over the last day bringing the total since the pandemic started to 299,762.

According to the dashboard, six new coronavirus deaths were reported over the last day. The state's seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate increased slightly to 20%, up 0.2% over the last 24 hours.

Missouri ranked 13th in the US for new coronavirus deaths over the last seven days, 53, and 14th in the country for new COVID-19 cases over the same period, 18,924.

As of Monday morning, the health department had not updated hospitalization data.

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  1. Every day we see this lengthy article, displaying a lot of numbers in an attempt to convince you that COVID is some kind of existential threat. The problem being, that with a minimal simple math analysis, it perfectly demonstrates COVID is not especially dangerous at all. The infection/fatality rate for the State remains steady at 0.013%, meaning if you catch it, you have a 99.987% chance of survival, the same as ordinary influenza. The same rate for Boone County is a pathetic 0.003%, meaning you have a 99.997% chance of survival. Yet the local health authorities insist you pretend that it is a serious threat, and you must sacrifice your economic, social, and psychological health to avoid it. Which would lead any thinking person to understand there is an agenda in play that has not one single thing to do with their health. Unfortunately there are few thinking people out there. They prefer to believe everything they are told by a government they ordinarily would not trust. So much for psychological health.

  2. Alice,

    Apparently, you aren’t capable of doing “minimal simple math analysis” as this is the 12th time I am posting the correct formula for calculating percentages–you are not following the formula.

    To calculate a percentage the formula is (part divided by whole) times 100. So for the Covid Fatality rate: (deaths/cases) x 100. Shame on you for trying to mislead people.

    The correct numbers for Missouri right now are: (4123/317000)x 100 =1.3%. Yesterday, 5,561 people tested positive in Missouri. 1.3% of those, or 72, of them are expected to die. So far, in Missouri, 4,123 people have died of Covid since March.

    The survival rate for Covid is 98.7%. Normal flu has a fatality rate of .1%, so it has a 99.9% survival rate.

    The rate for Boone County quoted above is not correct. Again, you did not calculate your percentages correctly. The correct calculation is: (27/10389) x 100=.3% So, the survival rate is 99.7% which is what would be expected since the majority of those who have been infected in Boone County have been younger. As you look at the statistics (, those age 50-64 have a 30 times greater risk of dying than 19-29 year olds and if you are 65-74, the risk is 90 times greater, go up to 85+ years old and the risk is 630 times greater.

    Shame on you for continuing to post math that you have manipulated to mislead. The numbers are the numbers, the math is the math. All of us should base our decisions on the real information.

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