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TUESDAY UPDATES: Boone County reports over 200 new COVID cases; largest day increase since February

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

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting that 231 new coronavirus cases were added to the information hub on Tuesday.

Of those 231 new cases, 34 cases were added on Sunday, 38 were added on Saturday, 53 cases on Friday, 82 cases on Thursday and 72 cases on Wednesday. The rest of the cases were reported throughout the month of June. The county delays reporting cases by two days.

The 82 cases reported on Thursday are the largest number of cases reported since 104 were reported since February 7, 2022.

The dashboard is showing 25 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals. There are no patients in the ICU or on a ventilator.

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

Additionally, 46,861 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.

Cole County reports 75 new COVID cases in past five days

The Cole County Health Department reported 75 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. The county added 13 new cases on Thursday, 15 cases on Friday, 11 cases on Saturday, 11 cases on Sunday, 24 cases on Monday and one new case on Tuesday.

June 2022 Case Total Per Day 6-21-22
Cole County Health Department cases by day in June

The county reported 77 COVID-positive cases, 52 breakthrough cases and zero COVID-related deaths.

According to the dashboard update, there have been 17,864 total cases in the county since March 2020.

The health department is reporting that 60.8% or 46,641 of county residents have received at least one dose of the COVID Vaccine.

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 Monday.

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

State of Missouri reports over 10,000 new COVID cases in the past week

The latest State Profile Report shows most of Missouri remains at a low transmission level of COVID-19. The report shows new cases are up 15% compared to last week with 176 cases per 100,000 people.

The report shows Missouri had 10,802 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of June 16, a 1,422 case increase from the previous week.

The report also indicates that 15 residents died from the coronavirus, a 42% decrease from the previous week.

Most of Missouri’s counties (85) are considered low community transmission. Of the remaining Missouri counties, 26 including Boone, Camden, Chariton, Cooper, Randolph and Howard Counties are considered medium counties while St. Louis city, Holt, St. Louis and Jefferson County are considered high COVID community levels.

Over 77.7% of Missouri residents 18 years and old have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine and 66.2% 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.

Article Topic Follows: Coronavirus

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