TUESDAY UPDATES: Cole County reports positivity rate below 4%

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the Cole County Health Department reported 10 new cases of coronavirus on Monday.

According to the dashboard update, there are 16,976 residential cases and 329 cases of residents of long-term care facilities. This represents 17,305 total cases in the county since March 2020.

Cole County has reported 190 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began.

Cole County Health Department cases per day in March

Cole County ranks 71st in the state for counties with the most coronavirus cases per 100,000 over the past week. Cases are down 62.5% when comparing last week to the previous week. The county reported a 3.2% test positivity rate, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

the Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports that approximately 55.4% of the county has started their first dose of vaccine and 51.5% of the county’s population has been fully vaccinated.

the Jefferson City School District reported no new cases of coronavirus in a student or staff member on Monday.

The district reports two active cases in a student.

State of Missouri reports fewer than 1,000 residents hospitalized with coronavirus

the state of missouri reported 875 new probable cases of coronavirus as of Monday.

The state health department is reporting a seven-day average of 313 coronavirus cases (2,188 confirmed cases from the previous reporting week). The daily average is for the last seven days and does not take into account the last three days.

The dashboard reported 599 new coronavirus cases through PCR testing and another 276 probable cases identified through antigen testing as of Thursday, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services coronavirus dashboard. . Missouri has now reported 1,126,500 confirmed pandemic cases and more than 274,860 probable cases.

The state added 208 deaths for 15,623 total and 41 new probable deaths were added for 3,714.

Missouri’s new cases are down 34.3% over the past week, the state reports, as recent cases decline nationwide.

The positive test rate is 4.3% for the past week. Higher positivity suggests higher transmission and that there are likely more people with coronavirus in the community who have not yet been tested.

Source: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Osage (20), Cooper (29), Randolph (30), Saline (31), Callaway (34), Howard (35), and Boone (38) counties are all in Missouri’s top 40 counties in the event per capita over the past week, according to state statistics.

the status reports that 8.03% (0.02 change for Tuesday) of vaccinated Missourians developed COVID-19 infections. The state reports 277,231 breakthrough cases out of 3,453,569 fully vaccinated people. The state has reported 1,611 breakthrough deaths.

Experts continue to tout vaccination as the best tool to fight the wave of new cases.

the reported state Tuesday that 56.3% of Missouri residents are fully immunized.

Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 are also trending down, with status report 19% of the total hospitalization capacity and 23% of the remaining intensive care capacity. Those numbers are 27% and 38% in central Missouri, respectively. The state reports 969 patient hospitalizations. There are currently 182 patients in Missouri ICUs. Hospital status for all of Missouri is three days behind schedule, latest as of Saturday.

Boone County hosts community COVID-19 vaccine clinics Thursday and Saturday

Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Social Services is hosting community coronavirus vaccine clinics on Thursday and Saturday. These clinics will be walk-in and walk-in.

Residents can receive any dose or a booster dose at clinics.

On Thursday, the clinic will be at Hallsville Intermediate School from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Saturday, the clinic will be held in the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services building from 9 a.m. to noon.

Vaccines are free and do not require ID or health insurance. Anyone age 5 or older is eligible for Pfizer (12 or older for boosters). Anyone 18 and older is eligible for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Parental consent forms are required for anyone under the age of 18.

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