FRIDAY UPDATES: State hosts drive-thru test site in Jefferson City on Sunday

The Missouri Department of Health and Seniors Services hosts free testing sites statewide, including a Jefferson City site on Sunday and January 23.

The site is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Legion # 1423, parking lot near Tanner Bridge Road.

The test site is a drive-thru test event.

The test used during these community testing events is a PCR test done by swabbing the anterior nostrils to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Anyone testing on this site will be notified of the test result by phone call or SMS.

The results will be available as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours after the event.

Boone County reports fourth consecutive day of record active coronavirus cases

the Columbia / Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services reported 277 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The dashboard shows that 35 of the new cases were between the ages of 18 and 22.

There are currently 2,109 active cases in the county and 30,737 cases since the start of the pandemic. Active cases have reached their highest number since the start of the pandemic. According to the dashboard, 1,684 of the active cases have been reported since Monday.

The county has reported 28,436 cases removed from isolation. Over 87% of active cases are in postal codes 65201, 65202 and 65203.

Boone County is ranked 10th in the state with the most coronavirus cases by total volume over the past week. Cases are up 104% from last week compared to the previous week. The county has a 25.9% positivity testing rate, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Aging Services (DHSS).

The health department’s hospital status is yellow with 135 COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals and 10 of them are residents of Boone County. Of the 135 patients, 30 are in intensive care and 17 on ventilators.

the Missouri Coronavirus Vaccine Dashboard reports that 115,488 residents received their first dose in Boone County and 101,661 residents of Boone County completed their doses of the vaccine.

Boone County has the third highest percentage of Missouri County residents who have received at least one dose of the vaccine with 64%. The largest county in the state is St. Louis County with 68.2%.

Boone County is third in the state with 56.3% of residents who have completed their doses of the coronavirus vaccine. St. Louis County is the first county in the state with 60% of residents having completed immunization doses. Joplin Town has 61.1% of the fully immunized population.

Cole County has the second highest first vaccination rate in Mid-Missouri at 54.3%. Callaway County is third at 50.3%.

Columbia County / Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services dashboard January 7

the Colombian public schools reports active coronavirus and quarantine cases on their website daily.

The district reported a 14-day rate of 139 per 10,000 for Tuesday. The highest rate was.

The CPS reports that 28 district facilities (13 elementary schools, six middle schools, three high schools and six other district-wide schools) currently have staff absent due to COVID-19. The district reports 31 elementary school staff, 13 college staff, six high school staff, and seven district facility staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. One primary school staff member and one secondary school staff member should be quarantined due to close contact.

The district reports that 31 institutions in the district currently have students absent due to the coronavirus. The district reports that 18 of the primary schools, six of the seven middle schools, four high schools and three schools across the district are affected.

There are 130 students who have tested positive for COVID-19. The district reports that 54 elementary school students, 28 middle school students, 47 high school students and two students from a district-wide school have tested positive for the coronavirus.

There are 50 students who are required to self-quarantine due to the coronavirus. The district reports that 34 elementary students are currently in quarantine, 10 students in middle school, four students in high school and two students in district-wide facilities.

Cole County reports more than 60 new cases of coronavirus for third day in a row

the Cole County Department of Healtht reported 61 new cases of coronavirus on Friday.

According to the dashboard update, there are 13,048 residential cases and 295 long-term care facility cases. That represents 13,343 total cases in the county.

Cole County has reported 174 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Cole County ranks 36th in the state for counties with the most coronavirus cases per 100,000 over the past week. Cases are up 50.4% from last week compared to the previous week. The county reported a 23.8% positivity testing rate, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Elderly Services.

the Missouri Coronavirus Vaccine Dashboard reports that about 54.3% of the county have started their first dose of the vaccine and 50% of the county’s population have been fully immunized.

the Jefferson City School District on Thursday reported 10 new cases of coronavirus in students and five new cases in staff members.

The district reports 14 active cases among students and 17 active cases among staff.

The district reports 164 close contacts for students and 24 close contacts for staff.

Missouri State Reports More than 10,000 New Coronavirus Cases for Second Day in a Row

the state of missouri reported 12,979 new and probable coronavirus cases on Friday.

The daily average of new coronavirus cases in the state of Missouri has rebounded to an average of 6,665 over seven days (46,654 confirmed cases from the previous week of reporting) as the state reports new cases of the coronavirus across the state according to reports from the state health department. The daily average is for the last seven days and does not include the last three days, which will push that number even higher.

The state reported 10,255 new cases of coronavirus through PCR testing and 2,724 other probable cases identified in antigen testing on Wednesday, according to the Coronavirus Dashboard from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Missouri has now reported 874,140 confirmed pandemic cases and more than 206,272 probable cases.

The state recorded nine other confirmed deaths for 13,308 and three new probable deaths for a total of 3,022.

New cases in Missouri have risen 66.9% in the past week, the state reports, as recent cases increase across the country.

The rate of positive tests is 31.1% for the last week. Higher positivity suggests higher transmission and that there are likely more people with coronavirus in the community who have not yet been tested.

Cole, Pettis, Callaway, Osage, Moniteau, Miller, Saline and Boone counties are all among Missouri’s top 40 counties in new cases per capita over the past week, according to state statistics.

Source: Missouri Department of Health and Elderly Services

the status reports that more than 3.65% (an increase of 0.19% from Thursday’s last report) of vaccinated Missourians have developed COVID-19 infections.

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

Yet new vaccinations have effectively stalled in Missouri, with more boosters given daily than the first or second vaccines. the reported state As of Tuesday, 54.1% of residents of Missouri are fully immunized.

COVID-19-related hospitalizations also tend to increase, with the state report 27% of total hospital capacity and 19% of intensive care capacity remaining. These figures are respectively 39% and 34% in central Missouri.

Boone County to Follow FDA / CDC Recommendations on COVID Vaccine for Immunosuppressed Booster Children

Columbia / Boone County Public Health and Human Services is following the recommendation and clearance of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 12 to 15.

Boosters for 12 to 17 year olds are authorized for the Pfizer vaccine 5 months after the end of the primary vaccination course. For people 18 years of age and older, boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are recommended.

The time between Pfizer’s primary series and a recall has been reduced from 6 months to 5 months for all eligible ages. Moderna remains at 6 months and Johnson & Johnson remains at 2 months.

People 5 years of age or older who have been diagnosed with an illness considered to be moderately or severely immunocompromised are eligible for a third dose of Pfizer vaccine at least 28 days after the second dose. A third dose of Pfizer or Moderna for immunocompromised people aged 18 and over was previously recommended.

People are considered to be moderately or severely immunocompromised if they have:

  • You have received active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Has received an organ transplant and is taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • You have had a stem cell transplant within the past 2 years or are taking medicines to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immune deficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high dose corticosteroids or other medicines which may suppress your immune response

People should talk to their health care provider about their condition and the suitability of having an additional primary injection.