Friday COVID-19 coverage: Missouri reports a 7-day positivity rate of 12.3%

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Friday COVID-19 coverage: Missouri reports a 7-day positivity rate of 12.3%

As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. 

Previous coverage: 

Updates for Friday, August 28 will become available below:

3:00 p.m.: Missouri reports a 7-day positivity rate of 12.3%

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reports 1,418 new cases and 14 new deaths in the state. 

Since the start of the outbreak, 80,992 people have tested positive and 1,464 have died of COVID-19.

12:30 p.m.: Active number of student cases at MU rises to 306

MU reported that there are 306 active student cases. That is 1% of the entire student body. 

At this time, 70 students have recovered from COVID-19.

It is also important to note that MU does not require students to get tested for COVID-19. 

11:30 a.m.: Boone County Health Department confirms new positivity data

Our partner, KBIA, confirmed Friday with the Columbia/ Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department that in the past seven days, the average 18 to 22 year old positivity rate per day was 60.4%. 

Positivity rate is the number of individuals who tested positive out of the total number of those tested. 

In the week before, the positivity rate for the same age range was 38.7%. 

The Health Department also told KBIA that in the past seven days, 18 to 22 year olds were 59.5% of all positive individuals in the county. The week prior to that, 18 to 22 year olds were 34.5%. 

Interactive COVID-19 dashboard

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Missouri, state and local officials confirm new case counts daily. 

This map, developed by staff at the Columbia Missourian, reflects the latest numbers from the Department of Health and Senior Services. Case counts are normalized with population numbers to show the number of cases per 100,000 people in each county. Numbers update daily.

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