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WEDNESDAY UPDATES: Boone County reports 70 new COVID cases

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 70 new coronavirus cases were added to the information hub on Wednesday. The county reported 52 cases on Monday and the rest of the cases were reported in the month of July.

The county delays reporting cases by two days.

The dashboard is showing 33 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals. There are three patients in the ICU and one patient is on a ventilator.

The health care system capacity moved back to green. Green status means:

  • Operating within licensed bed capacity; accepting patient transfers from referring hospitals within standard care operating procedures. 

Additionally, 49,046 COVID-19 cases were recorded previously.

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

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

Here are the CDC's risk mitigation recommendations for the red (high) level:

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 14 new cases

The Cole County Health Department reported 14 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. The county reported two new cases on Monday and 12 new cases on Tuesday.

July 2022 Case Total Per Day 7-27-22
Cole County Health Department cases by day in July

In the week prior to July 22, there were 73 COVID positive cases, 44 breakthrough cases and zero COVID deaths.

According to a release, 61% or 46,850 of Cole County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID Vaccine.

Article Topic Follows: Coronavirus

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