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TUESDAY UPDATES: Boone County adds over 200 new COVID cases over the holiday weekend

Columbia/Boone County Health Department
Zara Barker
Columbia/Boone County Health Department

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting that 229 new coronavirus cases were added to the information hub on Tuesday. The county reported 59 cases on Thursday, 58 cases on Friday, 21 cases on Saturday and 31 cases on Sunday.

The county delays reporting cases by two days.

The dashboard is showing 35 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals. There are three patients in the ICU and two patients are on a ventilator.

Additionally, 47,790 COVID-19 cases were recorded previously.

Boone County is reported to have a high 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 50.62 14-day rate on Sunday. These are only cases identified in areas served by Columbia Public Schools.

CPS reports that 16 district facilities (eight 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 14 coronavirus cases in staff across the district. The breakdown in staff shows six staff members at an elementary school, four staff members at middle schools, one staff members at the high school level and three 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 two district facilities that have reported coronavirus cases in students. In the district, there are two out of 21 elementary schools have reported coronavirus cases in students.

There are no students with an active coronavirus case in the district. The district is reporting one case at the elementary school level is currently in quarantine.

Cole County reports 135 COVID cases from June 24 to July 1

The Cole County Health Department reported 65 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. The county added one new case on Tuesday, one new case on Wednesday, two new cases on Thursday, 19 cases on Friday, 15 cases on Saturday, 15 cases on Sunday and 12 cases on Monday

July 2022 Case Total Per Day 7-5-22
Cole County Health Department cases by day in July

According to the dashboard update, there have been 18,020 total cases in the county since March 2020.

The county reported 135 COVID cases and 85 breakthrough cases seven days prior to July 1. There was one COVID-related death reported from Jan. 2022. The person was over the age of 80 and fully vaccinated according to a Facebook post.

The health department is reporting that 60.9% or 47,710 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.

Over half of Missouri counties continue to be a low transmission COVID community level

The latest State Profile Report shows over half of Missouri remains at a low transmission level of COVID-19. The report shows new cases are up 4% compared to last week with 188 cases per 100,000 people.

The report shows Missouri had 11,513 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of June 30, a 482 case increase from the previous week.

The report also indicates that 32 residents died from the coronavirus, a 700% increase from the previous week.

Most of Missouri’s counties (59) are considered low community transmission. Of the remaining Missouri counties (39) including Chariton, Randolph, Howard and Cooper County is considered a medium county while 17 counties are considered high COVID community levels including Boone County.

Over 77.8% of Missouri residents 18 years and old have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine and 66.3% 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.

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