Saturday COVID-19 Coverage: 78 new cases in Boone County, five-day average hits record high

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By: KOMU 8 Digital Staff

As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. 

You can find an active map of confirmed COVID-19 cases county by county here, COVID-19 cases in Missouri broken down by county. 

Previous coverage: 

Updates for Saturday, August 22 will become available below:

4:00 p.m.: 78 new cases in Boone County, five-day average hits record high

Boone County has reported 78 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, a slight decrease from Friday's record of 81 new cases. Thirty-seven of those cases are among the 20-24 year-old age group.

The five-day average hit a record high for the second day in a row, reaching 60.8 on Saturday. Before this week, the highest five-day average was 42.2 in early July.

There have now been 1,923 total cases in the county, 376 of which are active (an increase of 65 from yesterday).

2:00p.m.: 74,257 cases statewide

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 1,293 new active cases on Saturday afternoon. This brings the total number of cases in Missouri to 74,257.

There are six new deaths related to COVID-19 in the state.

10:45a.m.: Three new active cases in Randolph County

The Randolph County Health Department reported three new cases in the county Friday night. There are now 38 active cases in the county.

3 new cases. 3 released from isolation. 3 active cases currently in the hospital.

Posted by Randolph County Health Department on Friday, August 21, 2020

10:45a.m.: Seven more active cases in Pettis County

The Pettis County Health Center reported via Facebook Friday night that there are now 133 active cases in the county.

Six of the positive cases are currently hosipitalized.

Posted by Pettis County Health Center on Friday, August 21, 2020

10:30a.m.: Six more active confirmed cases in Monroe County

According to a Facebook post Friday night from the Monroe County Health Department, there are now 14 total active cases in the county.

There have not been any COVID-19 related deaths in the county yet.

Daily COVID Update

Posted by Monroe County Health Department on Friday, August 21, 2020

10:30a.m.: Phelps County reports first death

The Phelps-Maries County Health Department reported the first COVID-19 related death in the county Friday afternoon.

According to the Facebook page, there are 34 active cases in the county as of Thursday night.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 21, 2020 PHELPS COUNTY – The Phelps/Maries County Health Department has confirmed the...

Posted by Phelps-Maries County Health Department on Friday, August 21, 2020

10:30a.m.: Five new cases in Howard County

The Howard County Public Health Department reported five new, confirmed cases in the county Friday night.

There are now 22 active cases in the county.

COVID-19 UPDATE Howard County statistics as of 4:00 pm on August 21, 2020: There are 5 new, confirmed cases; 6 came off the active list. Totals are 22 active with 3 hospitalized, and 59 recovered cases.

Posted by Howard County Public Health Department on Friday, August 21, 2020

10:30a.m.: Gasconade County reports six new positive cases

According to a post from the Gasconade County Health Department Facebook page, there are now 71 total positive cases in Gasconade County.

19 of the cases are active and 51 are recovered.

Posted by Gasconade County Health Department on Friday, August 21, 2020

10:00a.m.: Callaway County reports five more active cases

Callaway County reported 67 active cases in the county on their website Friday night. This is five more cases than the county reported on Thursday.

The number of COVID-19 related deaths remains at two.

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