WEDNESDAY UPDATES: Boone County reports largest COVID case increase since mid-February
The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting 56 new coronavirus cases were added to the information hub on Wednesday. The county delays reporting cases by two days.
The dashboard is showing 12 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals. One patient is in the ICU and one patient is on a ventilator.
Additionally, 44,932 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).
The Columbia Public Schools reports active coronavirus and quarantine cases to their website daily.
The district reported an 18.1 14-day rate for last Monday.
CPS reports that 20 district facilities (10 elementary schools, five middle schools, one high school and four other district-wide facilities) currently have staff out because of COVID-19.
The district is reporting 27 coronavirus cases in staff across the district. The breakdown in staff shows 11 staff members at an elementary school, seven staff members at middle schools, four staff members at the high school level and five 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 11 district facilities that have reported coronavirus cases in students. In the district, there are five out of 21 elementary schools, four out of seven middle schools and two out of four high schools have reported coronavirus cases in students.
There are 13 active coronavirus cases in the district. There are six cases in elementary schools, three cases at the middle school level and four cases at the high school level. 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 one new COVID case
The Cole County Health Department reported one new coronavirus case on Wednesday.
According to the dashboard update, there are 17,451 total cases in the county since March 2020.
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 Monday.
The district is reporting two active cases in students and no active case in a staff member.