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TUESDAY UPDATES: Boone County reports eight COVID patients in hospitals

Columbia/Boone County Health Department
Columbia/Boone County Health Department

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting that six new coronavirus cases were added to the information hub on Tuesday. The county delays reporting cases by two days.

The dashboard is showing eight COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals. Of the eight patients, one patient is in the ICU and one patient is on a ventilator.

Additionally, 44,677 previous COVID-19 cases were recorded previously.

Boone County is reported to have a low COVID-19 community level, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).

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Source: Columbia/Boone Co. Public Health & Human Services

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

The district reported a 12.2 14-day rate for last Sunday.

CPS reports that 18 district facilities (10 elementary schools, four middle schools, one high school and three other district-wide facilities) currently have staff out because of COVID-19.

The district is reporting 19 coronavirus cases in staff across the district. The breakdown in staff shows 12 staff members at an elementary school, four staff members at middle schools, one staff member at the high school and two 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 five out of 21 elementary schools, three out of seven middle schools, three out of four high schools and one other district-wide facility have reported coronavirus cases in students.

There are nine active coronavirus cases in the district. There are three cases in elementary schools, five cases at the high school level and one case at a district-wide facility. There are 11 cases that are currently quarantined due to COVID. The district is reporting three cases at the elementary school level, seven at the middle school level and one at the high school level that is currently in quarantine.

Cole County reports five new coronavirus cases

The Cole County Health Department reported five new coronavirus cases on Friday.

According to the dashboard update, there are 17,422 total cases in the county since March 2020.

May 2022 Case Total Per Day 5-3-22
Cole County Health Department cases by day in May

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 Sunday.

The district is reporting one active case in a student and no active case in a staff member.

State of Missouri profile reports show new cases up over 33% compared to last week

The newest State Profile Report shows Missouri remains at a low transmission level of COVID-19. The report shows new cases are up by 33% compared to last week with 53 cases per 100,000 people.

The report shows Missouri had 3,248 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of April 29; an increase of 804 compared to the previous week.

The report also indicates 73 residents died from the coronavirus, a 27% decrease from the previous week.

All Missouri counties are considered low community transmission except Andrew, Buchanan, DeKalb, Gentry, Harrison, Nodaway and Worth County which are considered medium transmission counties.

Over 77.2% of Missouri residents 18 years and old have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine and 65.6% are considered fully vaccinated.

According to the report, 55.4% of coronavirus cases were identified as the omicron variant.

According to the report, seven hospitals are dealing with supply shortages or six percent of all hospitals.

ABC 17 News Team


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