Thursday COVID-19 coverage: Cole County sees highest daily case total in over two months

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Thursday COVID-19 coverage: Cole County sees highest daily case total in over two months

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

Layered bar/line charts with the daily change in newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in each county and a 14-day rolling average of the changes in new cases is available here.

Previous coverage:

Updates for Thursday, Oct. 8 will become available below.

5:55 p.m.: Cole County sees highest daily case total in over two months

Cole County added 65 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, marking the highest daily case total in over two months. 

The county currently has 205 active cases. 

According to New York Times data, Cole County’s 14-day rolling new case average is 31.86. The data is two days behind.

5:45 p.m.: Callaway County reports 35 new COVID-19 cases

The Callaway County COVID-19 tracker added 35 new cases to it’s active caseload Thursday. The county currently has 159 active cases. 

According to New York Times data, Callaway County’s 14-day rolling new case average is 11.57. The data is two days behind.

5:15 p.m.: CPS 14-day case rate per 10,000 at 32.9

After rising to 34 flat Wednesday, the Columbia Public Schools 14-day case rate per 10,000 people is now at 32.9.

According to CPS policy, if the rate is between 10 and 50, the district will conduct hybrid classes. If the rate were 50 or above, classes would be virtual, and if the rate were 10 or lower, all classes would be in-person. 

4:30 p.m.: Boone County adds 12 new cases in 18-22 age range

Boone County added 40 new cases Thursday, totaling 316 active cases. 

12 of the cases were from the 18 to 22 age range. 

According to the Boone County COVID-19 dashboard, the county has 57 hospitalizations. 14 of those are Boone County residents. 

According to New York Times data, Boone County’s 14-day rolling new case average is 38.21. The data is two days behind.

2:30 p.m.: Callaway County Courts move back to Phase Two

Callaway County Courts will move into Phase Two, starting Thursday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. 

On Sept. 24, the courts moved to Phase One due to a positive COVID-19 case. 

Face masks are required in all public court areas and during court proceedings. The court will utilize available technology when possible to limit in-person courtroom appearances. 

1:15 p.m.: MU reports 24 active staff and faculty, 68 active student cases

According to the MU COVID-19 dashboard, the university has two active faculty cases, 16 active MU staff cases and six active UM System staff cases. There have been 59 staff and faculty recoveries.

13 new student cases were added in the last 24 hours. There are 68 active student cases and 1,625 recoveries.

12 p.m.: Centralia schedules new opponent for Friday night game

Centralia football will now travel to Bowling Green after canceling their game against South Shelby due to COVID-19 concerns.

On Thursday morning, Centralia High School’s Activities and Athletics Twitter account tweeted, ”Due to COVID concerns the South Shelby vs Centralia Football game tomorrow night has been canceled. Centralia is currently looking for a replacement.” 

Soon after, the Centralia account tweeted they found a new opponent. Centralia will travel to Bowling Green for a kickoff time of 7 p.m.

8:30 a.m.: Missouri adds 1,505 cases in past 24 hours

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a 1,505 increase in cases in the past 24 hours.

This brings the total to 137,156 positive cases to date.

The department also reported 23 new COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours. This brings the total deaths to 2,259.

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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