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THURSDAY UPDATES: Boone County reports 162 new COVID-19 cases; active cases near 1,000

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting 162 new COVID-19 cases.

The dashboard is currently reporting 954 active cases, a 71 case increase since Monday.

The county now has a reported total number of COVID-19 cases of 13,222 since March.

The county has reported the total number of cases removed from isolation is 12,216, an increase of 91 cases.

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services dashboard has reported the latest five-day average as 107, an increase of 11 from Wednesday.

The dashboard is reporting the positivity rate currently sits at 32.4% for Dec. 11 through last Thursday.

The health department is reporting the total hospitalizations in Boone County at 142 cases.

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Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services Dec. 24 dashboard

The number of Boone County residents hospitalized is reported to be 31, an increase of three from Wednesday.

The dashboard is reporting 41 COVID-19 patients in the ICU and 14 patients on ventilators.

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

Montgomery County Health Department warns of possible COVID-19 exposure

The Montgomery County Health Department is warning residents about possible exposure to COVID-19 at a Montgomery City restaurant.

The health department said in a Facebook post that anyone who went to Papa B's Wing Shack over the weekend may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

Health officials have asked residents to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone who develops symptoms is asked to contact their care provider.

As of Thursday, the health department has reported 821 positive coronavirus cases and 105 active cases -- three of which were reported at long-term care facilities. The department included 695 have recovered and 21 have died because of the virus.

State health department reports 3,000+ new cases, 39 additional deaths

The state health department reported more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases Thursday morning.

An update on the health department's COVID-19 dashboard said positive cases increased 3,231 from the number reported on Wednesday. According to department data, 376,811 cases have been reported since the pandemic started.

Health officials included 39 more virus-related deaths have been reported since Wednesday -- it brings the pandemic total up to 5,294.

The state's seven-day positivity rate increased 0.5% since Wednesday's dashboard update -- the rate was up to 17.6%.

State hospital officials said 2,749 were hospitalized because of COVID-19 and 667 were in ICUs for the same reason. Both numbers increased slightly from Wednesday's dashboard update.

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  1. Lo and behold, there appears to be a good thing about COVID. It has virtually cured influenza and pneumonia, which have almost disappeared from any current cause of hospitalization or death listing.

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