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Boone County health department reports seven more COVID-19 deaths since early July


Seven more Boone County residents have been added to the county's COVID-19 death total.

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services said Friday that the deaths occurred from early July to mid-August. All but one of the deaths were of people 80 or older. One death was in the 70-74 age group, the department reported.

The seven newly reported deaths bring Boone County's total to 255 since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020.

The health department also reported 47 new COVID-19 cases to bring the total to 51,226 since the pandemic started. The department reported 43 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals, with five of those in intensive care and three of those on ventilators, according to the county COVID-19 dashboard.

The county's hospital status was yellow, indicating some procedures or transfers are being delayed.

Most Mid-Missouri counties have low or medium COVID-19 community levels as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state health officials reported Friday. The lone exception is Randolph County, which was in the high community level category.

Community levels take into account both numbers of new cases and hospitalized residents.

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