The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting three new coronavirus-related deaths. That brings the total number of deaths to 149. The first individual was in the 75-79 age group and died Aug. 22. The second individual was in the 45-49 age group and died Aug. 22. The third individual was in the 80+ age group and died Aug. 23.
The county is reporting 90 new COVID-19 cases.
There are currently 660 active cases in the county, an increase of 33 from Thursday. The county now has a reported total number of 23,671 COVID-19 cases.
The county reported 22,862 cases removed from isolation, an increase of 54.
The health department is reporting 91 breakthrough coronavirus cases from Aug. 16 to Aug. 22.
Boone County ranks eighth in the state with the most coronavirus cases in total volume in the past week. Cases are down 17.9% on the week. The county has a 9.3% positive test rate, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
The health department's hospital status remains yellow, with 93 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals and 23 of them being Boone County residents. Of those, 22 are in intensive care and eight are on ventilators.
The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports that 101,991 residents have received their first dose in Boone County and 91,330 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 50.6% of residents that have completed their coronavirus vaccine doses. St. Louis County is the second county in the state with 49.6% of residents have completed the doses for vaccination. The city of Joplin has 53.4% 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.
On Thursday, the district reported a 45.3 14-day rate per 10,000.
CPS reports 10 district facilities (three elementary schools, one middle school, three high schools and three other district facilities) currently have staff out because of COVID-19. There is three staff at elementary, one staff at middle school, one 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 62 students that have tested positive for COVID-19, a decrease of nine from Thursday. The district is reporting 38 students in elementary, 12 students in middle school, 11 students in High School and one at a districtwide facility have tested positive for the coronavirus.
There are 321 students, which are required to quarantine due to the coronavirus, a decrease of 65 students were removed from quarantine. The district reports 189 elementary students are currently quarantining, 98 students in middle school, 30 students in high school and four at other district facilities.
Cole County reports 24 new coronavirus cases; 96 cases this week
The Cole County Health Department reported 28 new coronavirus cases. There were 96 total new cases reported this week.
According to the dashboard update, there are 10,624 residential cases and 284 long-term care facility resident cases. That is 10,908 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 Friday.
Cole County ranks 37th in the state for counties with the most coronavirus cases per capita in the past week. Cases remain steady comparing last week to the prior week. The county has an 11.9% 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 44.1% of the county's population have been fully vaccinated.
The Jefferson City School District reported six new coronavirus cases in the district Thursday, five students and one staff. The district has 17 active coronavirus cases in students and six active cases in staff.
The district is reporting five close contacts for students and one close contact for staff.
Missouri adds more than 3,200 new cases of COVID-19
Missouri passed more than 3,200 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.
Data from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services show 2,544 new cases were found through PCR Testing. Another 745 new cases were discovered with antigen testing.
The statewide seven-day positivity rate did fall from 11.4% on Thursday to 11.3%.
According to the state health department, there were 20 new coronavirus-related deaths. That pushed the statewide total to 10,861 deaths.
There are more than 2,030 patients in Missouri hospitalized with COVID-19.
Around 2.8 million Missourians have also finished the coronavirus vaccination process.
That's 45.9% of the state's population.