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