Thursday, May 14 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 100 with 94 who have been released from isolation at the time of publishing. There are no new cases from the previous update. Below is information about more dates and locations for the COVID-19 mobile testing collaborative.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Released from isolation||Deaths|
<15: 2 case
15-24: 30 cases
25-44: 37 cases
45-64: 25 cases
65+: 6 cases
Travel-related: 28 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 41 cases
Community transmission: 30 cases
Unknown: 1 case
The COVID-19 mobile testing collaborative is expanding after a successful launch. Five additional sites in Columbia are scheduled between May 15 and May 27.
The testing sites are a collaboration between Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital, MU Health Care and Boone Hospital. Mobile testing was developed by these providers to improve access for diagnostic testing in Boone County. Testing availability is a key indicator for recovery for the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of May 13, 161 people have been tested at the mobile testing sites in Boone County that began May 4.
Individuals with any symptom(s) of acute respiratory infection are able to be tested at a mobile site. These symptoms include fever, new cough, new shortness of breath, new muscle aches, chills, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. No doctor’s order or other criteria is needed to be tested at these events. Patients are not charged for these tests.
- Friday, May 15, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Daniel Boone Regional Library (100 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO, 65203)
- Monday, May 18, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Bear Creek Family Neighborhood, Outside of the manager’s office (1109B Elleta Blvd. Columbia, MO 65202)
- Wednesday, May 20, 12 - 4 p.m., Oak Towers (400 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65203)
- Friday, May 22, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Luke’s United Methodist Church (204 E. Ash St., Columbia, MO 65203)
- Wednesday, May 27, 12 - 4 p.m., Refugee and Immigration Services (916 Bernadette Dr., Columbia, MO 65203)
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.