The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting 107 new COVID-19 cases.
There are currently 627 active cases in the county, an increase of 65 from Wednesday. The county now has a reported total number of 23,581 COVID-19 cases.
The county reported 22,808 cases removed from isolation, an increase of 42.
Boone County ranks eighth in the state with the most coronavirus cases in total volume in the past week. Cases are down 11.4% on the week. The county has a 10.3% positive test rate, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
The health department's hospital status remains yellow, with 105 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals and 19 of them being Boone County residents. Of those, 25 are in intensive care and eight are on ventilators.
The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports that 101,934 residents have received their first dose in Boone County and 91,205 Boone County residents have completed their vaccine doses. Boone County has the largest percentage of county residents in Mid-Missouri that have received at least one dose of the vaccine with 56.5%. The second closest county in the state is St. Louis County with 55.6%.
Boone County is first in the state with a reported 50.5% of residents that have completed their coronavirus vaccine doses. St. Louis County is the second county in the state with 49.5% of residents have completed the doses for vaccination. The city of Joplin has 53.3% of the population fully vaccinated.
Cole County has the second-highest first vaccination rate in Mid-Missouri with 48.8%. Montgomery County is third with 44.7%.
The Columbia Public Schools reports active coronavirus and quarantine cases to their website daily.
At CPS, the district is reporting a 45.3 14-day rate per 10,000.
CPS reports 11 district facilities (three elementary schools, two middle schools, three high schools and three other district facilities) currently have staff out because of COVID-19. There is three staff at elementary, two staff at middle school, two at the high school and five at other districtwide facilities that have tested positive for the coronavirus. The district has five staff currently quarantined because of COVID.
The district reports 33 district facilities to have students currently out due to the coronavirus. There are 20 out of 21 elementary, all middle and high schools and two districtwide facilities affected.
There are 73 students that have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of nine from Wednesday. The district is reporting 42 students in elementary, 16 students in middle school, 14 students in High School and one at a districtwide facility have tested positive for the coronavirus.
There are 386 students, which are required to quarantine due to the coronavirus, an increase of 80 students were added to quarantine. The district reports 208 elementary students are currently quarantining, 124 students in middle school and 49 students in high school.
Cole County reports 24 new coronavirus cases
The Cole County Health Department reported 24 new coronavirus cases.
According to the dashboard update, there are 10,596 residential cases and 284 long-term care facility resident cases. That is 10,880 total cases in the county.
Cole County has the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Mid-Missouri with 146. The county did not report any new deaths Wednesday.
Cole County ranks 31st in the state for counties with the most coronavirus cases per capita in the past week. Cases are down 7.1% comparing the last week to the prior week. The county has a 12.6% positive test rate, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports about 48.8% of the county have initiated their first dose of the vaccine and 44% of the county's population have been fully vaccinated.
The Jefferson City School District reports two new coronavirus cases in the district Thursday, one student and one staff. The district has 12 active coronavirus cases in students and seven active cases in staff.
The district is reporting five close contacts for students and one close contact for staff.
Missouri adds more than 2,400 new cases of COVID-19
New cases of COVID-19 continue to increase across Missouri.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 2,430 new cases of the virus on Thursday.
PCR testing identified more than 1,600 new patients. Another 820 new cases were found through the use of antigen testing.
The seven-day positivity rate for Missouri increased on Thursday from 11.2% to 11.4%.
According to the state health department, there were 27 new virus-related deaths. There have been more than 10,840 coronavirus-related deaths across the state since the pandemic started.
Data from Missouri shows more than 25,330 people have received their third dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
That's an increase of 761 third-dose vaccinations from the previous day.