The latest State Profile Report shows over half of Missouri remains at a medium or low community level of COVID-19. The report shows new cases are down 6% compared to last week with 231 cases per 100,000 people.
The report shows Missouri had 14,201 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of July 28.
The report also indicates that 62 residents died from the coronavirus, a 158% increase from the previous week.
Most of Missouri’s counties (53), including Camden and Saline County, are considered high community level. In Mid-Missouri, Montgomery, Audrain, Cole, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Montgomery, and Osage County are the only county in Mid-Missouri considered to have a low community level. There are 18 counties across the state considered to have a low community COVID level.
Another 43 counties in Missouri are considered to have a medium community level. That includes Boone, Callaway, Chariton, Cooper, Howard, Morgan, Pettis and Randolph County.
Over 78.1% of Missouri residents 18 years and old have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine and 66.6% 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.
Boone County reports 35 new COVID cases
The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting that 35 new coronavirus cases were added to the information hub on Tuesday. The county reported 23 cases on Sunday 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 two patients are 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, 49,295 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).
Here are the CDC's risk mitigation recommendations for the red (high) level:
- Wear a mask indoors in public
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
- Get tested if you have symptoms
- Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness
Cole County reports four new COVID cases
The Cole County Health Department reported four new coronavirus cases on Monday. The county reported two new cases on Sunday and two new cases on Monday.
The weekly Missouri COVID update shows that Cole County has a low COVID community level.
In the week prior to July 29, there were 65 COVID positive cases, 42 breakthrough cases and zero COVID deaths.
Over 61% or 46,896 of Cole County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID Vaccine.