Friday, April 24 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 92 with 86 who have recovered at the time of publishing. There are no new cases from the previous update. Friday's Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) Facebook Live video answered resident questions. View the video on their Facebook page. Below is information from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services regarding the state numbers. Also below is information about a new ParkMobile zone number to donate to the local COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Recovered||Deaths|
<15: 1 case
15-24: 26 cases
25-44: 35 cases
45-64: 25 cases
65+: 5 cases
Travel-related: 28 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 34 cases
Community transmission: 29 cases
Unknown: 1 case
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services officials want to provide clarification about the state of Missouri coronavirus numbers. They issued the following statement:
"Due to a technical difficulty identified and corrected yesterday (April 23), results from one commercial lab performing tests for Missourians were not submitted from April 16-22. So many of the cases identified as ‘new’ today (April 24) were actually tested and diagnosed during those dates, so today’s increase in totals is not due to a spike in new cases being identified within the past 24 to 48 hours.
Additionally, there was a delay in the reporting of a number of deaths from a jurisdiction into the Missouri tracking system. So, in addition to the past 24 hours, the increase today covers some deaths that occurred from April 12-22."
Changes to City services
The City of Columbia Parking Utility has partnered with ParkMobile to create a zone specifically designated for donating to the Community Foundation of Central Missouri’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. Anyone interested in making a donation is asked to use Zone 47500 in the ParkMobile app to donate: parkmobile.app.link/covid19relieffund.
Official information from the City of Columbia and Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) can be found at CoMo.gov/Coronavirus. The City will also be utilizing City and PHHS official social media accounts to post updates. They can be found at @CoMoGov on Facebook and Twitter and @CoMoHealthDept on Facebook and @CoMo_HealthDept on Twitter.