The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting that 13 new coronavirus cases were added to the information hub on Friday. The county delays reporting cases by two days.
The dashboard is showing 11 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals. Of the 11 patients, two patients are in the ICU and one patient is on a ventilator.
The county has reported 43,064 since the pandemic began.
Boone County is reported to have a low COVID-19 community level, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).
The Columbia Public Schools reports active coronavirus and quarantine cases to their website daily.
The district reported a 9.8 14-day rate for last Wednesday.
CPS reports that 18 district facilities (eight elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools and four other district-wide facilities) currently have staff out because of COVID-19.
The district is reporting 21 coronavirus cases in staff across the district. The breakdown in staff shows nine staff members at an elementary school, six staff members at middle schools, three staff members at the high school and three staff members at district-wide facilities who have tested positive for COVID-19. Three staff members at elementary schools have to quarantine due to being in close contact.
The district reported 12 district facilities that have reported coronavirus cases in students. In the district, there are seven out of 21 elementary schools, three out of seven middle schools and two out of four high schools have reported coronavirus cases in students.
There are eight active coronavirus cases in the district. There are six cases in elementary schools, one case in the middle school and one case at the high school level. There are 12 cases that are currently quarantined due to COVID. The district is reporting three cases at the elementary school level, eight at the middle school level and one at the high school level that is currently in quarantine.
Cole County reports nine new COVID cases this week
The Cole County Health Department reported two new coronavirus cases on Friday.
According to the dashboard update, there are 17,054 residential cases and 331 long-term care facility resident cases. That is 17,385 total cases in the county since March 2020.
The county has reported 200 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began.
The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports Cole County as having a low COVID-19 community level.
The Jefferson City School District reported no new coronavirus case in a student or in a staff member on Thursday.
The district is reporting one active case in a student and no active case in a staff member.
State of Missouri reports over 40% increase in coronavirus cases compared to last week
The state of Missouri is reporting new 2,496 coronavirus cases for the week of April 14 through April 20. The 2,496 new cases is an increase of 739 cases compared to the previous week, a 42% increase.
The dashboard is now reporting statewide hospital cases and deaths by the week. The state has reported 374 patient hospitalizations, 33 patients in the ICU and eight deaths for the week.
The dashboard is showing COVID community levels for the central region to be low with cases down 21.7% compared to the previous week. The central region includes Howard, Boone, Audrain, Montgomery, Gasconade, Osage, Cole, Callaway, Miller, Camden, Morgan, Moniteau and Cooper County. Maries County is considered in the southwest region. Pettis and Saline County are considered in the Kansas City region.
Shelby County is the only county in the state to be considered in the medium COVID community level; the rest are considered in the low level.
The omicron variant remains the dominant variant in Missouri. As of March 27, the state is reporting the B.1.1.529 lineage has 1.1%, the BA 1.1 lineage is reporting 21.5% the BA.2 has 75.3% and the BA.2.12.1 variant has 1.1% and 1.1% is unassigned.