The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting that 18 new coronavirus cases were added to the information hub on Friday. The county delays reporting cases by two days.
The dashboard is showing 12 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals. Of the 12 patients, three patients are in the ICU and one patient is on a ventilator.
The county has reported 43,171 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).
Cole County reports 14 COVID cases in the past week
The Cole County Health Department reported three new coronavirus cases on Friday.
According to the dashboard update, there are 17,077 residential cases and 331 long-term care facility resident cases. That is 17,408 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 an increase of over 900 COVID cases for the week
The state of Missouri is reporting new 3,472 coronavirus cases for the week of April 21 through April 27. The 3,472 new cases is an increase of 976 cases compared to the previous week, a 39% increase.
The dashboard did not update reporting on statewide hospital cases and deaths by the week. The state reported 374 patient hospitalizations, 33 patients in the ICU for the week of April 20.
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.
In the northwest part of the state, Nodaway, Andrew, Buchanan, Worth, Gentry, DeKalb and Harrison County are the only counties 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 April 3, the state is reporting the B.1.1.529 lineage has 1.4%, the BA 1.1 lineage is reporting 12.7% the BA.2 has 81.7 % and the BA.2.12.1 variant has 4.2%.