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THURSDAY UPDATES: Boone County first in state with beginning and completing coronavirus vaccine with percent of population


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

There are currently 90 active cases in the county.

The county now has a reported total number of COVID-19 cases of 18,286.

The county has reported the total number of cases removed from isolation is 18,110.

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services dashboard has reported the latest five-day average as 10.

The county continues to trend down as there have been 91 straight days of single or double-digit case increases.

The health department is reporting the total number of hospitalizations in Boone County is 12.

The health department is reporting one Boone County resident are in the hospital due to the coronavirus.

The dashboard is reporting two COVID-19 patients in the ICU and one patient on a ventilator.

The hospital status remains 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.

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

The State of Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard is reporting that 78,761 residents have received their first dose in Boone County and 59,502 Boone County residents have completed their vaccine doses.

Boone County has the largest percentage of people in Mid-Missouri that have received at least one dose of the vaccine with 43.6%. The second closest in the state is St. Louis County with 39.8%.

Boone County has a reported 33% of residents that have completed their coronavirus vaccine doses, tied for first in the state. Atchison County also has 33% of residents having completed the the doses for vaccination.

Cole County has the second-highest first vaccination rate in Mid-Missouri with 34.3%. Montgomery County is third with 31.8%.

Missouri new confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 500

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported more than 500 confirmed new coronavirus cases Thursday and nearly 300 new probable cases.

The state logged 521 positive PCR tests, which are considered confirmed cases, on Thursday. Missouri reported another 274 positives on antigen tests, which are considered probable cases but not confirmed.

The number of new confirmed cases is more than 200 cases higher than the daily average of new cases reported on the department's coronavirus dashboard. The dashboard average is based on the date of the test, not the day the result was reported.

Source: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

The state has now reported 501,106 confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic started last March. Missouri reported four new deaths for a total of 8,738 since the pandemic started.

The department reports Boone County is No. 17 for cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days and Callaway County is No. 19.

The state ranks No. 26 in the number of new cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days, according to the state dashboard. The positivity rate -- the percentage of coronavirus tests that come back positive -- increased slightly to 4.7%.

More than 37% of state residents have at least gotten one shot of the coronavirus vaccine, though the number of shots administered daily has dropped sharply this month. Boone County remains at the top for highest percentage of the population starting vaccination at 43.6%.

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