Wednesday, May 6 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 97 with 91 who have been released from isolation at the time of publishing. There are no new cases from the previous update. Below is information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about pets and COVID-19.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Released from isolation||Deaths|
15-24: 27 cases
25-44: 37 cases
45-64: 25 cases
65+: 6 cases
Travel-related: 28 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 38 cases
Community transmission: 30 cases
Unknown: 1 case
At this time, the CDC advises that there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low. According to the CDC, a small number of pets have been reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after contact with people with COVID-19.
Pets have other types of coronaviruses that can make them sick, like canine and feline coronaviruses. These other coronaviruses cannot infect people and are not related to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
However, since animals can spread other diseases to people, the CDC states that it's always a good idea to practice healthy habits around pets and other animals, such as washing hands and maintaining good hygiene. For more information on the many benefits of pet ownership, as well as staying safe and healthy around animals including pets, livestock, and wildlife, visit CDC's Healthy Pets, Healthy People website at cdc.gov/healthypets.
Changes to City services
No additional changes at this time.
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.