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TUESDAY UPDATES: Cole County reports 90th COVID-19 related death

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Cole County is reporting one new COVID-19 related death.

The county now has a total of 90 COVID-19 related deaths. The county has reported 43 of them are in long term care facilities and 47 of them are in the county at large.

The health department is also reporting 59 new cases.

That brings the total number of cases in the county to 6,646. When you add in the long term care facilities, that makes 6,896 cases since March 16.

Audrain County Health Department is reporting three COVID-19 related deaths. That brings the total number of deaths in the county to 36.

The county has reported a six case increase bringing the total number of cases in the county to 1,457.

The number of active cases has dropped to 198 Tuesday from 204 Monday.

The county is reporting nine new recoveries with a total of 1,223 total.

Nearly three-fourths of active cases are in Mexico, 147 of the 198 total active cases.

The county is also reporting 15 cases in Vandalia and 18 in Centralia.

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting three new coronavirus related death.

Officials say one individual was in the 70-74 age group and two were in the 80+ age group. That makes 56 total deaths since March.

The health department is reporting 118 new COVID-19 cases for Tuesday.

The dashboard is currently reporting 740 active cases, a 54 case increase from Monday.

The county now has a reported total number of COVID-19 cases of 13,588 since March.

The county has reported the total number of cases removed from isolation is 12,792, an increase of 62 cases.

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services dashboard has reported the latest five-day average as 73.

The dashboard is reporting the positivity rate of 32.5% for Dec. 11 through Dec. 17. It currently sits at 30.3% for Dec. 18 through last Thursday.

The health department is reporting the total hospitalizations in Boone County at 124 cases, a decrease of five cases.

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services Dec. 29 dashboard

The number of Boone County residents hospitalized is reported to be 32, a decrease of five from Monday.

The dashboard is reporting 33 COVID-19 patients in the ICU and 11 patients on ventilators.

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

Missouri hospitals see glimmer of hope in COVID-19 stats

Missouri hospitals are beginning to see a glimmer of hope as new cases of COVID-19 decline but the possibility of a post-holiday surge is keeping them on edge, The Associated Press reported.

State health officials reported that the rolling seven-day average of cases was 1,816, down from a peak of 4,723 on Nov. 20.  

Dr. Alex Garza, who leads the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, described the situation as "encouraging" in a media briefing Monday. But his enthusiasm was tempered. He said a post-holiday surge "could put us right back into those areas where we don't want to be, where we are stretching our staff way too thin."

Missouri hospitals were treating 2,540 patients with COVID-19 on Saturday, the latest day for which a complete count is available. That's down from a record of 2,862 a week ago. The state's COVID-19 dashboard says 35% of the state's hospital beds are available with 27% of intensive care beds available.

State reports 117 additional COVID-19 deaths

Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services reported 117 additional deaths from COVID-19 Tuesday.

According to a news release, the state's disease surveillance system found 97 of those deaths after analyzing death certificates. Thirty-two occurred in November, and 65 occurred earlier in December.

A total of 5,433 Missourians have died from COVID-19.

DHSS also reported 2,479 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total throughout the pandemic to 386,095.

Missouri's 7-day positivity rate is currently 16.9 percent.

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1 Comment

  1. What exactly does “COVID related death” mean? Take note, they are not saying death caused by COVID. Is this just another in a long line of deceptions? “Cases” for example have been redefined to include testing alone, without any symptoms. Symptoms were the first requirement to call a thing a “case”, until this year. Cause of death has been attributed to COVID if the test for COVID was positive, regardless the actual cause of death. Never mind that Doc Fauci himself stated the PCR test produced excessive false positives if 35 or more cycles were used, but the CDC recommends 40. Deception abounds, and its not in your favor.

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