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THURSDAY UPDATES: Camden County reports 5 new COVID-19 related deaths

The state health department reported a record breaking rise in COVID-19 cases on Saturday.
The state health department reported a record breaking rise in COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

Camden County Health Department is reporting five new COVID-19 related deaths in their weekly update. They have a total of 52 deaths overall, second-most in mid-Missouri.

According to the health department, there are currently 525 active cases in the county.

The county is reporting 2,705 total cases since March.

The county has a total number of recoveries of 2,128.

Cole County reports 15 new COVID-19 related deaths; 67 deaths overall

Cole County Health Department is reporting 15 new COVID-19 related deaths, 67 deaths overall. Camden County has the second most deaths in mid-Missouri with 52.

The county reports nine of the deaths are residents of the county and six of the deaths are from residents in long-term care facilities.

The county also has updated its weekly dashboard and is reporting a percent positive PCR seven day average of 27.77%.

With 117 new cases, Cole County now has 5,770 total coronavirus cases. They have the second-highest level of cases behind Boone County's 10,711.

Callaway County reports 112 new cases, one COVID-19 related death

Callaway County Health Department is reporting an additional 112 cases, making 2,430 total cases since March 2020.

The county also reported their 17th death overall, no other information was given on the age of the person.

The county has a reported 651 active cases, the third most cases in mid-Missouri behind Pettis and Boone County which are both over 800-plus active cases.

Boone County reports 226 new COVID-19 cases; a single day record

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services reports 226 new active cases, a single day record. The previous record was 222 cases on Nov. 5. That brings the total number of cases to 10,711.

The dashboard is currently reporting 877 active cases, an increase of 145 cases from Wednesday.

The county has reported an additional 79 new cases removed from isolation today bringing the total cases to 9,803.

ABC 17 News also reported this morning the 30th COVID-19 related death in Boone County.

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services dashboard has reported a 32 case increase to 130 five-day average.

The positivity rate currently sits at 27.5% 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 153, a four case drop from Wednesday.

The number of Boone County residents hospitalized has risen from 24 to 29.

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services Dec. 3 dashboard

The dashboard is reporting there is a five case decrease to 41 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

The department reports 21 patients on ventilators.

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

4 deaths this week, Boone County officials report 30th coronavirus fatality

Boone County health officials report another resident has died from COVID-19 on Thursday. It makes 30 such deaths since the pandemic started.

The Columbia/Boone County health department has made such announcements every day since Monday.

A tweet from the health department said the individual was in the 70-74 age range. Three of the deaths have been for people older than 70, Monday's announcement was for a person in the 55-59 range.

Boone County has seen deaths spike higher since mid-October.

Missouri sees COVID-19 cases and deaths spike

State health officials report Missouri has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths over the last day.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services coronavirus dashboard said 3,998 new cases and 59 new deaths were reported since Wednesday.

It the largest daily increase for both metrics this week.

Missouri has seen an uptick in virus-related deaths recently with 273 reported since Monday. Health officials said 134 of the fatalities were recorded during a weekly check of statewide death certificates.

The state's seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate hit 20.4% an increase of 0.1% over the last 24 hours, according to the dashboard.

Hospital officials say 2,758 were hospitalized because of COVID-19 on Monday, the most recent data available on the dashboard. On the same day, coronavirus ICU admissions were at 659, 11 fewer than the day before.

The dashboard said 21% of statewide ICU beds and 26% of inpatient beds were available on Monday. Hospital capacity is set to increase after Missouri's governor announced a partnership with health care company Vizient.

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  1. None of the statistics reported for Missouri demonstrates this virus is anything other than an ordinary virus, which we are constantly deluged with. Whether the State as a whole, or any county within it, the infection/fatality rate is well within the boundaries of ordinary influenza. In some counties, considerably lower than ordinary influenza. I find it troubling that a COVID death is characterized as “COVID related”. One could just as easily say that any death is life related, since death is the result of every life.

    1. Dear Alice,

      This is the 14th time I am correcting your math.

      The fatality rate of influenza is .1%. To calculate the fatality rate of Covid: (deaths/cases) x 100. So for Missouri, the Covid fatality rate is: (4274/326000) x 100 =1.3% — you are 13 times more likely to die if you catch Covid than if you have the flu.

      The numbers are the numbers, the math is the math. What decisions you choose to make based on those numbers is up to you, but you may not choose to change the numbers just to suit your political agenda.

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