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MONDAY UPDATES: Missouri DHSS adds 137 coronavirus related deaths after analyzing death certificates

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has added 137 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 Wednesday morning.

Of the 137 deaths:

  • One in January
  • One in February
  • One in April
  • Three in July
  • 125 in August
  • Six in September

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's hospital capacity moves to operating under normal conditions

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting 160 new COVID-19 cases. There were 12 new cases reported Saturday, five on Sunday and 143 on Monday.

There are currently 572 active cases in the county, a decrease of 88 from Friday. The county now has a reported total number of 23,831 COVID-19 cases.

The county reported 23,110 cases removed from isolation, an increase of 248.

Boone County ranks seventh in the state with the most coronavirus cases in total volume in the past week. Cases are down 12.3% on the week. The county has an 8.7% positive test rate, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

The health department's hospital status turned green, with 103 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals and 25 of them being Boone County residents. Of those, 28 are in intensive care and 11 are on ventilators. Green status means 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 Sept. 13 dashboard

The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports that 102,224 residents have received their first dose in Boone County and 91,714 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 56.6%. The second closest county in the state is St. Louis County with 55.8%.

Boone County is first in the state with a reported 50.8% of residents that have completed their coronavirus vaccine doses. St. Louis County is the second county in the state with 49.8% of residents have completed the doses for vaccination. The city of Joplin has 53.8% of the population fully vaccinated.

Cole County has the second-highest first vaccination rate in Mid-Missouri with 49%. Montgomery County is third with 44.8%.

The Columbia Public Schools reports active coronavirus and quarantine cases to their website daily.

On Friday, the district reported a 47.5 14-day rate per 10,000.

CPS reports seven district facilities (three elementary schools, one high school and three other district facilities) currently have staff out because of COVID-19. There is three staff at elementary, one staff at a high school and one at other districtwide facilities that have tested positive for the coronavirus. The district has four staff currently quarantined because of COVID.

The district reports 31 district facilities to have students currently out due to the coronavirus. There are 19 out of 21 elementary, all middle and high schools and one districtwide facility affected.

There are 45 students that have tested positive for COVID-19, a decrease of 17 from Friday. The district is reporting 25 students in elementary, 10 students in middle school, nine students in High School and one at a districtwide facility have tested positive for the coronavirus.

There are 240 students, which are required to quarantine due to the coronavirus, a decrease of 81 students were removed from quarantine. The district reports 128 elementary students are currently quarantining, 73 students in middle school, 32 students in high school and nine at other district facilities.

Cole County reports 46 new coronavirus cases over the weekend

The Cole County Health Department reported 46 new coronavirus cases from over the weekend.

According to the dashboard update, there are 10,670 residential cases and 284 long-term care facility resident cases. That is 10,954 total cases in the county.

Cole County has 146 coronavirus deaths. The county did not report any new deaths over the weekend.

Cole County ranks 41st in the state for counties with the most coronavirus cases per capita in the past week. Cases are down 11% comparing last week to the prior week. The county has an 11.3% positive test rate, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports about 49% of the county have initiated their first dose of the vaccine and 44.4% of the county's population have been fully vaccinated.

The Jefferson City School District reported no new coronavirus cases. The district has 15 active coronavirus cases in students and three active cases in staff.

The district is reporting five close contacts for students and one close contact for staff.

Missouri adds more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19

More than 1,200 people in Missouri have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last 24 hours.

According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, PCR testing revealed 1,046 new cases of the virus. Another 241 new cases were found through the use of antigen testing.

Missouri State COVID-19 Dashboard on Sept. 13, 2021.

The statewide seven-day positivity rate slightly increased to 11.4% on Monday from 11.3% on Sunday.

There were no new coronavirus-related deaths.

Missouri has recorded at least 10,876 total virus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Data from the state health department shows 1,918 people in Missouri who are hospitalized with COVID-19.

Around 507 patients are in intensive care units. There are also 305 patients on ventilators.

More than 2.8 million Missourians have finished the vaccination process against the coronavirus.

That's around 46.3% of the state's population.

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ABC 17 News Team



  1. Look at the chart above. Deaths are at or near the lowest they’ve been for a year. Another corona virus infection that kills few people. I think we have a name for such. It’s called the flu.

    1. “Missouri has recorded at least 10,876 total virus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.” Does 10,876 Covid deaths sound like just a “few” to you?!

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