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THURSDAY UPDATES: Boone County reports sixth death this week related to COVID-19

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

Officials say one individual was in the 80+ age group. That makes 58 total deaths since March.

The health department is reporting 130 new COVID-19 cases for Tuesday.

The dashboard is currently reporting 815 active cases, a 35 case increase from Monday.

The county now has a reported total number of COVID-19 cases of 13,835 since March.

The county has reported the total number of cases removed from isolation is 12,962, an increase of 94 cases.

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Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services Dec. 31 dashboard

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services dashboard has reported the latest five-day average as 103, a seven five-day average case increase.

The dashboard is reporting the positivity rate of 30.9% for Dec. 18 through last Thursday.

The health department will next report hospital information on Jan. 4 due to the holiday.

Moniteau and Callaway County are each reporting COVID-19 related deaths.

According to the Moniteau County Health Center, one person has died from the coronavirus. This is the 19 COVID-19 death this year.

The health center says this is the fourth COVID-19 related death this month.

The county is reporting six new recoveries and 16 new total cases.

The health center has nine new active cases making it 54 total.

In Callaway County, the health department is reporting two more COVID-19 related deaths. That brings their total to 30 deaths since April.

The health department is reporting a three active case drop to 448 from Monday.

The county has reported a total of 3,177 total cases.

The department has reported 2,699 recoveries since March.

Statewide positivity rate increases to highest level in weeks

Missouri's seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate increased to its highest rate in weeks on Thursday morning, according to the state health department's coronavirus dashboard.

Health officials said the positivity rate was up to 18.5% -- an increase of 1.2% over the last 24 hours.

It's the largest single-day rate fluctuation over the month of December. The rate was steady around the 17% mark between Dec. 14 - 27.

The CDC says a positivity rate higher than 10% indicates widespread COVID-19.

The health department reported 3,714 new COVID-19 cases -- bringing the state's pandemic total to 392,570. The increase is nearly one thousand more than the new cases reported on Wednesday.

Health officials also reported 28 new virus-related deaths -- the pandemic total went up to 5,519.

Statewide coronavirus hospitalizations also went up. In the latest data available, hospital officials said 2,777 were hospitalized because of COVID-19. It's an increase of more than 200 from Wednesday's update.

The hospital data included 640 were admitted to ICU beds because of the coronavirus.

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ABC 17 News Team

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  1. Once again, COVID “related”, whatever that means. Not COVID caused.
    Not to worry, once the vaccines have been widely distributed, they will reduce the PCR test cycles to an acceptable number, less than 35 per Doc Fauci instead of the 40 the CDC recommends, and “cases” and deaths will decline sharply. Because of the vaccine don’t you know. All of these numbers are easily manipulated to deliver the numbers the “officials” and “experts” desire, simply by changing the number of cycles used, and changing the number of tests administered. They can quite easily “prove” the vaccine works by doing so.

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