As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community.
Updates for Monday, Sept. 21 will become available below:
6:45 p.m.: Randolph County reports 15 new cases
The Randolph County Health Department reported 15 new cases today and one new death. This brings the total number of active cases in the county to 62.
6:10 p.m.: 83 active cases reported in Callaway County
Callaway County reported 83 active cases today, which is a decrease in the number of current active cases. There have been 594 total positive cases in the county.
6:00 p.m. 123 active cases reported in Cole County
Cole County reported 9 new cases today, bringing the total to 123 active cases. There have been 1,304 total cases in the county. These case numbers do not include Long Term Care (LTC) facility resident data.
4:20 p.m.: Pettis County reports five COVID-19 related deaths from weekend
The Pettis County Health Center reported five COVID-19 related deaths from over the weekend, bringing the total to 16 deaths. No further information will be released in order to protect the privacy of the families.
The county currently has 171 active cases and three hospitalizations.
*We are extremely saddened to report the deaths of 5 additional Pettis County residents over the weekend. This brings...
Posted by Pettis County Health Center on Monday, September 21, 2020
4 p.m.: 373 total active cases in Boone County
The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services reported 16 new cases today.
This brings the total number of current active cases to 373. There have been 4,302 total cases in the county.
Boone County recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases today, September 21. There have been 4,302 total cases in the county, with...
Posted by Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services on Monday, September 21, 2020
2 p.m.: Missouri announces 1,463 new cases statewide
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced 1,463 new cases today. There have been 12 new deaths. The 7-day positivity rate is now 11.6%.
COVID-19 update for Sept 21: - 1,463 new cases - 11.6%: 7-day positivity rate - 12 deaths added MHA hospitalization...
Posted by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Monday, September 21, 2020
1:30 p.m.: Father Tolton Catholic High School Athletic Director receives violation notice
According to the Columbia/Boone County Assistant Health Director Scott Clardy, Father Tolton Catholic High School Athletic Director Gary Link received a Notice of Violation regarding a Sept. 12 cross country meet.
Clardy said his department was made aware of the meet by a concerned citizen the day before the event. The department contacted the school and asked them to submit an operational plan for the event.
The city provided a template for a previously approved cross country plan and recommended the school tailor the template for their event. Canceling or postponing the event was also suggested until there was an approved plan.
Clardy said the plan was received at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11, which turned out to be inadequate, and the cross country meet was held the next day.
As a result, a Notice of Violation
was issued to Link for conducting the event in violation of the Public Health Order.
12:40 p.m.: MU reports 65 new student COVID-19 cases from weekend
The University of Missouri reported 65 new cases over the weekend. The total now stands at 154 active student cases.
There are currently 3 active faculty cases and 13 active staff cases.
12:30 p.m.: Room 38 cited for COVID-19 health order violations, operating license suspended
According to the Columbia/Boone County Assistant Health Director Scott Clardy, downtown Columbia restaurant Room 38 'endangered' COVID-19 health orders on Saturday.
Their license to operate has been suspended until an operation plan is submitted and approved by Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services.
The inspection report states Room 38 patrons were not social distancing while at the bar, and chairs were placed next to each other at the bar with no space for social distancing.
You can see a full copy of the inspection report here.
11:30 a.m.: Miller County adds three COVID-19 related deaths in five days
According to a Facebook post by the Miller County Health Center, two deaths were reported on Wednesday, Sept. 16 and one death was reported on Monday, Sept. 21.
The county also reported 73 active COVID-19 cases.
The department did not release any further information about the deceased.
Sixth death related to COVID-19 in Miller County, Missouri It is with deep sorrow the Miller County Health Center must...
Posted by Miller County Health Center on Monday, September 21, 2020
11 a.m.: Columbia/Boone County Health Department releases Nash Vegas inspection report
According to the inspection report sent to KOMU 8 News, Nash Vegas had its operating permit suspended Friday night due to several health violations.
The report cites a 'public health hazard' was created by comingling of groups, no social distancing and standing bar service.
You can see a full copy of the inspection report here.
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.