COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Columbia and Boone County health director gave the Columbia City Council an update on COVID-19 at its meeting Monday.
The health department extended the health order on Oct. 16, citing a record number of COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals. On Monday, the county reported 91 patients in Boone County hospitals with 20 of those patients living in the county.
Browning told the city council the increase in hospitalizations, lower testing numbers and rising case numbers all contributed to the extension of the health order. She added that steadying daily case numbers showed her department the current order is working to curb the spread of the virus.
Watch the presentation replay in the player below.