Friday, June 19 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 257 with 196 who have been released from isolation at the time of publishing. There are 7 new cases from the previous press release update and the number released from isolation has increased by 7. There are currently 59 active cases. Below is information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the possibility of someone testing negative for COVID-19 and later testing positive.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Released from isolation||Deaths|
<15: 24 cases
15-24: 72 cases (3 additional cases)
25-44: 85 cases (2 additional cases)
45-64: 53 cases (2 additional cases)
65+: 23 cases
Travel-related: 34 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 135 cases (2 additional cases, 6 cases moved from the unknown category, 1 case moved from the community transmission category after further investigation)
Community transmission: 76 cases (2 additional cases, 8 cases moved from the unknown category)
Unknown/pending investigation: 12 cases (3 additional cases)
The CDC states that it is possible for someone to test negative for COVID-19 and later test positive. Someone may test negative if the sample was collected early in the infection and test positive later during the illness. Someone could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then. Even if someone tests negative, they still should take steps to&8239;protect themselves and others.
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.