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FRIDAY UPDATES: Boone County reports over 60 new COVID cases; 19 new cases in students reported by CPS

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting that 63 new coronavirus cases were added to the information hub on Thursday.

Of those 63 new cases, 55 were added on Wednesday. The rest of the cases were reported throughout the month of June. The county delays reporting cases by two days.

The dashboard is showing 25 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals. There are two patients in the ICU and one patient is on a ventilator.

Additionally, 46,630 COVID-19 cases were recorded previously.

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

If you took a COVID-19 test at home that was positive, Boone County is also encouraging those that took the test to report the results at the link.

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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 37.9 14-day rate on Wednesday. These are only cases identified in areas served by Columbia Public Schools.

CPS reports that 21 district facilities (10 elementary schools, five middle schools, two high schools and four other district-wide facilities) currently have staff out because of COVID-19.

The district is reporting 26 coronavirus cases in staff across the district. The breakdown in staff shows 13 staff members at an elementary school, six staff members at middle schools, three staff members at the high school level and four 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 nine district facilities that have reported coronavirus cases in students. In the district, there are six out of 21 elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools have reported coronavirus cases in students.

There are seven elementary students, 11 middle school students and 14 high school students with an active coronavirus case in the district. The district is reporting one case at the elementary school level is currently in quarantine.

State of Missouri reports nearly 10,000 new COVID cases for the week prior to June 15.

The state of Missouri is reporting new 9,945 coronavirus cases for the week of June 9 through Wednesday. New cases increased by 245 cases compared to the previous week, a 2% increase.

The state reported 707 patient hospitalizations and 64 patients in the ICU for the week of June 15.

The dashboard is showing COVID community levels for the central region to be low with cases down by .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 and cases are up 10.4% in the region. Pettis and Saline County are considered in the Kansas City region and cases are down 4.4% in that region and the region is considered to be in the medium COVID-19 community level.

Across the state, the City of St. Louis, Jefferson, Holt and St. Louis County are considered in to have a high COVID community level. Across Missouri, 26 counties are considered medium COVID community level including Boone, Howard, Cooper, Chariton and Randolph Counties. The rest are considered in the low level.

The omicron variant remains the dominant variant in Missouri. As of the week of May 22, the state is reporting the BA.2 lineage is 25% of cases and the BA.2.12.1 lineage is 75% of cases.

Cole County reports 10 new COVID cases over past four days

The Cole County Health Department reported 10 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday. The county added one new case on Tuesday, four new cases on Wednesday, five new cases on Thursday and one new case on Friday.

According to the dashboard update, there have been 17,789 total cases in the county since March 2020.

June 2022 Case Total Per Day 6-17-22
Cole County Health Department cases by day in June

There will be no COVID-19 updates on Monday due to the Juneteenth holiday and will resume on Tuesday.

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 staff on Thursday.

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

ABC 17 News Team

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