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THURSDAY UPDATES: Boone County reports the largest increase in COVID cases since Feb. 16

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

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting 33 new coronavirus cases were added to the information hub on Thursday. The county delays reporting cases by two days. The 30 cases reported for May 2 is the largest increase since Feb. 16 when 44 cases were reported.

The dashboard is showing seven COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals. No patients are in the ICU or on a ventilator.

Additionally, 44,730 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 an 11.7 14-day rate for last Monday.

CPS reports that 17 district facilities (nine 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 18 coronavirus cases in staff across the district. The breakdown in staff shows 10 staff members at an elementary school, four staff members at middle schools, two staff members at the high school level 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 13 district facilities that have reported coronavirus cases in students. In the district, there are six 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 10 active coronavirus cases in the district. There are four cases in elementary schools, one case at the middle school level, four 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 seven new coronavirus cases

The Cole County Health Department reported seven new coronavirus cases on Thursday.

According to the dashboard update, there are 17,436 total cases in the county since March 2020.

May 2022 Case Total Per Day 5-5-22
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 one new coronavirus case in a student and no new cases in a staff member on Wednesday.

The district is reporting three active cases in students and no active case in a staff member.

ABC 17 News Team



  1. “Boone County reports the largest increase in COVID cases since Feb. 16”, a virus that has obviously devolved into a rater ordinary one. Never the less, we get headlines intended to instigate fear.

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