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MONDAY UPDATES: Missouri DHSS adds 31 coronavirus related deaths after analyzing death certificates

Missouri DHSS has added 31 COVID-19 related deaths after the state’s disease surveillance system analyzed several death certificates.

Officials say the deaths will be captured and reported publicly through the dashboard Tuesday morning.

Of the 31deaths:

  • 10 in June
  • 21 in July

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.

Boone County hosting COVID-19 vaccine community clinics this week

Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services is hosting multiple community clinics this week.

The health department will offer both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the walk-in, no appointment needed clinics.

Tuesday, July 20
Columbia City Hall - Conference Rooms 1A/1B
701 E. Broadway, Columbia
12 to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 20
Boone County Fair - inside the gates, south of the ticket booth
5212 N. Oakland Gravel Road, Columbia
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 21
Boone County Fair - inside the gates, south of the ticket booth
5212 N. Oakland Gravel Road, Columbia
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 21
Family Fun Fest
MU Health Care Pavilion
1701 W. Ash Street, Columbia
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 22
Boone County Fair - inside the gates, south of the ticket booth
5212 N. Oakland Gravel Road, Columbia
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, July 23
Boone County Fair - inside the gates, south of the ticket booth
5212 N. Oakland Gravel Road, Columbia
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, July 23
Show-Me State Games
Audrey J. Walton Stadium
1100 Stadium Blvd, Columbia
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday, July 24
Boone County Fair - inside the gates, south of the ticket booth
5212 N. Oakland Gravel Road, Columbia
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday, July 24
Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services staff members will be at Show-Me State Games locations on Saturday, July 24. The list of locations and times will be announced later in the week.

Sunday, July 25
Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services staff members will be at Show-Me State Games locations on Sunday, July 25. The list of locations and times will be announced later in the week.

Anyone aged 12 or older is eligible for Pfizer. Anyone aged 18 and older is eligible for Johnson & Johnson. Parental consent forms are required for anyone under the age of 18.

Boone County passes 20,000 coronavirus cases

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services reported 130 new COVID-19 cases from over the weekend; 36 reported Saturday and 94 reported for Monday.

There are currently 632 active cases in the county, an increase of 18 over the last reported total on Friday. Boone County's 632 active cases have been the highest since Jan. 25 when 770 cases were reported. The county now has a reported total number of COVID-19 cases of 20,027.

The county reported 19,277 cases removed from isolation.

The positivity rate of the county for the week of July 9 through July 15 is 38.

The health department's hospital status remains in yellow, with 90 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals and 26 of them being Boone County residents. Of those, 30 are in intensive care and 15 are on ventilators.

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services July 19 dashboard

The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard is reporting that 93,324 residents have received their first dose in Boone County and 83,121 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 51.7%. The second closest in the state is St. Louis County with 50.5%.

Boone County is first in the state with a reported 46.1% of residents that have completed their coronavirus vaccine doses. St. Louis County is second in the state with 44.5% of residents have completed the doses for vaccination.

Cole County has the second-highest first vaccination rate in Mid-Missouri with 42.5%. Montgomery County is third with 38.3%.

Cole County reports 228 new coronavirus cases; 48 new breakthrough infections

Cole County Health Department is reporting 228 cases today.

Cole County Health Department July coronavirus cases

Officials say 56 of the cases were from June, 36 occurred from July 1 to July 6.

The department is reporting 136 new cases from Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The county is reporting 48 of the cases are considered breakthrough infections. Breakthrough infections are people that test positive two weeks after receiving the coronavirus vaccine.

Officials report 159 total breakthrough infections since March 1.

The county reported no new coronavirus-related deaths. The health department has reported 126 COVID-19 deaths, 56 of them in nursing homes.

94% of Boone County coronavirus cases in one week in unvaccinated people

A huge majority of the coronavirus cases identified in Boone County during one week this month were in people who had not been fully vaccinated, the local health department said Monday.

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services said in a social media post that 394 of 420 people who tested positive for the virus between July 5 and July 11 -- or 94% -- were not vaccinated. The positives include 44 people who were partially vaccinated.

The other 26 cases were in fully vaccinated people.

A person is considered fully vaccinated against the coronavirus two weeks after getting the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or getting a single-dose vaccine.

Cases have risen quickly in recent weeks in Boone County, with daily case rates rising to levels not seen since February -- before vaccines were widely available. Active cases have risen from the double digits to more than 600.

COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases slightly down

Monday marked the first day in exactly a week the Show-Me State recorded fewer than a thousand new COVID-19 cases.

State health dashboard on July 19.
State health dashboard on July 19.

The state health dashboard recorded an additional 826 confirmed cases on Monday, bringing the total throughout the pandemic to 545,551.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services also reported 192 new probable cases of COVID-19. In total, 101,852 probable cases have been discovered through antigen testing since the pandemic began.

Hospitalizations also decreased slightly. On Friday, the latest date with confirmed hospital data, 1,259 patients were being treated for COVID-19 in Missouri hospitals, which was down from 1,440 patients on Thursday.

However, 401 of those patients were in ICU beds on Friday, leaving just 15% capacity remaining for Missouri ICUs.

Both the seven-day positivity rate and the number of deaths due to COVID-19 saw no change on Monday.

In total, 9,474 Missourians have died due to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

The current seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate is 13.7%.

ABC 17 News Team

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  1. Not to worry, The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will look at some death certificates and change the cause of death to COVID. They can’t allow any good news to remain floating around. People might decide to start ignoring them. As they should, since they are NOT acting in our self interest.

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