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TUESDAY UPDATES: Boone County reports 53 COVID cases added to dashboard

EDITOR'S NOTE: This blog entry has been corrected to reflect that the county reported 18 cases on Sunday.

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting that 53 new coronavirus cases were added to the information hub on Tuesday.

Of those 53 new cases, 18 cases were reported for Sunday. The rest of the cases were spread out throughout the month of May and April. The county delays reporting cases by two days.

The dashboard is showing five COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals. One patient is in the ICU and no patients are on a ventilator.

Additionally, 45,188 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 30.7 14-day rate for last Sunday.

CPS reports that 22 district facilities (10 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools and five other district-wide facilities) currently have staff out because of COVID-19.

The district is reporting 29 coronavirus cases in staff across the district. The breakdown in staff shows 15 staff members at an elementary school, eight staff members at middle schools, four 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 14 district facilities that have reported coronavirus cases in students. In the district, there are seven out of 21 elementary schools, two out of seven middle schools, four out of four high schools and one district-wide facility have reported coronavirus cases in students.

There are 17 active coronavirus cases in the district. There are eight cases in elementary schools, eight cases at the high school level and one case at a district-wide facility. There are 12 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, one case at the high school level and one at a district-wide facility that is currently in quarantine.

State profile report shows COVID cases are down 44% compared to last week

The latest State Profile Report shows Missouri remains at a low transmission level of COVID-19. The report shows new cases are down 44% compared to last week with 41 cases per 100,000 people.

The report shows Missouri had 2,491 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of May 13.

The report also indicates that 22 residents died from the coronavirus, a 52% decrease from the previous week.

All Missouri counties are considered low community transmission except Bates, Dunklin, Harrison, Henry, St. Clair and St. Louis County which are considered medium transmission counties.

Over 77.4% of Missouri residents 18 years and old have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine and 65.8% are considered fully vaccinated.

According to the report, all coronavirus cases were identified as the omicron variant or subvariant.

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

Cole County reports 12 new COVID cases

The Cole County Health Department reported 12 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. One new case was reported last Friday, six on Sunday and five on Monday.

May 2022 Case Total Per Day 5-17-22
Cole County Health Department cases by day in May

According to the dashboard update, there are 17,484 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 one active case in a student and no active case in a staff member.

ABC 17 News Team

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