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Friday Updates: Boone County reports jump in positivity rate to 7.7 percent


The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is reporting two new COVID-19 cases.

There are currently 46 active cases in the county, down four from Thursday.

The county now has a reported total number of COVID-19 cases of 17,917.

The county has reported the total number of cases removed from isolation is 17,784, an increase of four from Thursday.

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services dashboard has reported the latest five-day average as seven.

The dashboard is reporting the positivity rate for March 19 through March 25 is 6.6%. The dashboard newest week reporting the positivity rate for March 26 through last Thursday is 7.7%.

The county continues to trend down as there have been 64 straight days of single or double-digit case increases.

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Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services April 2 dashboard

The health department is reporting the total number of hospitalizations in Boone County is 16.

The number of Boone County residents hospitalized is reported to be three.

The dashboard is reporting two COVID-19 patients in the ICU and no patients on a ventilator.

The hospital status remains in 'Green' status. 'Green' status is when hospitals are operating within licensed bed capacity; accepting patient transfers from referring hospitals within standard care operating procedures.

The State of Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard is reporting that 57,397 residents have received their first dose in Boone County.

The county has the largest percentage of people in Mid-Missouri that have received at least one dose of the vaccine with 31.8%.

Cole County has the second-highest first vaccination rate in Mid-Missouri with 27.7%. Saline County is third with 27.4%.

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