Missouri DHSS has added 175 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.
Of the 175 deaths:
- one occurred in August
- two in September
- three in October
- six in November
- 21 in December
- 99 in January and
- 43 in February.
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.
Audrain County announces make-up date for 2nd dose vaccination
A makeup date and a new location for the 2nd dose Pfizer vaccine in Audrain County has been identified.
The new date will be this Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. indoors at the Mexico Area Family YMCA, located at 1127 Adams Street in Mexico.
“Our team identified that having a walk-thru clinic instead of a drive-thru one in February would be advantageous to everyone involved,” ACHD Administrator/CEO Craig Brace said. “Through our partnership with the various entities in Mexico and Audrain County, the YMCA was immediately identified as a possible site and, following a walk-through last week with , and talks with Executive Director Lori Brandow, it was decided this would be the best option. We are grateful for the support we have gotten from everyone at the YMCA for helping to make this event a reality.”
“We believe the set-up of having second-dose participants show up by their last names at certain hours of the clinic will transition well to the walk-thru clinic,” Brace said. “We do ask those participants to not show up for their shot until the time the chart indicates by the first letter of their last names. Please, no early or late arrivals.”
If there are multiple people in a vehicle with different last names, Brace says to choose one of the last names and show up at the time prescribed. Here is the chart for the times and first letters of last names residents should follow:
- 8:00 a.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with A
- 8:30 a.m. arrival – Those with the last names beginning with B
- 9:00 a.m. arrival – Those with the last names beginning with C
- 9:30 a.m. arrival – Those with the last names beginning with D
- 10:00 a.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with E through F
- 10:30 a.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with G
- 11:00 a.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with H through I
- 11:30 a.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with J through K
- 12:00 p.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with L through M
- 12:30 p.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with N through O
- 1:00 p.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with P through Q
- 1:30 p.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with R through S
- 2:00 p.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with T
- 2:30 p.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with U through V
- 3:00 p.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with W through Z
No pre-registration for those receiving the second dose is required for this event.
Also, this clinic is only for those who received their first dose at the Mexico Memorial Airport on Friday, January 29th, the Audrain County Health Department the evening of Friday, January 29th or at the mini-clinic held at the Presser Arts Center on Tuesday, February 2nd.
Boone County reports fewest number of active cases since July 2
Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting 13 new COVID-19 cases.
The health department is currently reporting 150 active cases.
The county now has a reported total number of COVID-19 cases of 17,322.
The county has reported the total number of cases removed from isolation is 17,097.
Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services dashboard has reported the latest five-day average as 25.
The dashboard is reporting the positivity rate of 17.6 for the week of Feb. 12 through last Thursday.
The county continues to trend down as there has now been 26 straight days of only double-digit case increases. This is the longest number of days of only double-digit increases since Oct. 13.
The health department is reporting the total number of hospitalizations in Boone County is 38.
The number of Boone County residents hospitalized is reported to be 9, a decrease of three from Thursday.
The dashboard is reporting 14 COVID-19 patients in the ICU and 7 patients on ventilators.
The hospital status is currently in 'Green' status. 'Green' status is when hospitals are operating within licensed bed capacity; accepting patient transfers from referring hospitals within standard care operating procedures.
The State of Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard is reporting that 24,895 have received their first dose in Boone County.
The county has the fourth-largest percentage of people that have received at least one dose of the vaccine with 13.8%.
Saline County has the largest with 17% of the population have received the first dose of the vaccine. Montgomery County is second with 15.5% and Cole County is third with 14.5%.
Mass vaccination clinics set for Cole, Cooper counties
Cole and Cooper counties will host mass coronavirus vaccination clinics this week and next.
Jefferson City will host a clinic Friday for people who attended the city's first mass vaccination clinic to get their second doses. The clinic will be held at The Linc.
The Isle of Capri Casino in Boonville will host a clinic March 1 and 2 for people to get their first shots. The Missouri National Guard and State Emergency Management Agency are working with local officials to put on the clinic, the Cooper County Public Health Center said in a news release.
Missouri is vaccinating people in Tiers 1 and 2 of Phase 1B, which include first responders, medical workers, people with certain health problems and those over age 65.
To get an appointment go to Missouri's coronavirus vaccine navigator website.
Missouri records second-lowest coronavirus case rate over last week
Missouri reported the second-lowest rate of new coronavirus infections over the past week compared to its population, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Missouri reported 8.7 cases per 100,000 people in the last week. The only other state with a lower rate was Hawaii at 2.7. The national average is 19.9 cases per 100,000.
Gov. Mike Parson touted the low numbers Monday in a Twitter thread.
"The spread is slowing here in Missouri thanks to our citizens continuing to practice preventative measures. This, combined with the vaccine, is how we will win the COVID-19 battle," Parson said, echoing statements he has made in his weekly coronavirus briefings in recent weeks.
Cases in Missouri have been on a steady decline since late November, at the height of the state's fall surge. The seven-day new case average peaked at nearly 5,000 in mid-November, according to CDC data. That number was down to 536 on Saturday.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 351 new coronavirus cases Monday and no new deaths. The state has now reported 475,348 cases and 7,715 deaths. Over the weekend Missouri passed a milestone of 1 million coronavirus vaccine shots administered, with more than 700,000 Missourians receiving their first dose of vaccine.
State officials have said 3 million Missourians are in the current vaccination tier.
Hospitalizations keep falling, with about 1,200 Missourians hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Thursday, the last day for which reliable data is available.
That number reached more than 2,800 during peaks in November, December and January.
Lake Regional updates visitor policies
Lake Regional Health System has relaxed its visitor restrictions amid a sustained decline in new coronavirus cases.
The company said Monday that patients who are not being treated for COVID-19 will now be allowed two visitors each. All clinic and cancer center patients will be limited to one support person to maintain social distance in waiting rooms, Lake Regional said in a news release.
Masks are still required. A full list of requirements is available on Lake Regional's website.