Thursday COVID-19 Coverage: New confirmed cases in Cole and Callaway counties
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 Thursday, June 25 will be posted below:
7:20 p.m.: Callaway County reports new confirmed positive cases
The Callaway County Health Department has another positive COVID-19 case, according to its website.
"On a better note, we are removing one from the list of active patients," the release said.
There are currently 44 cases, with 34 recovered, nine active and one death.
The department advises to continue avoiding large crowds, people speaking in loud voices (research has found that loud vocalizations tend to spread more virus droplets and quieter voices spread less viral droplets, its a matter of velocity of the droplets how far they spread).
It also says to continue washing your hands.
7:20 p.m.: Cole County reports new confirmed positive cases
The Cole County Health Department reported two more confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.
There are now 67 total confirmed cases, according to its website.
Only eight are active. 57 people have recovered and two people have died related to the virus.
7:00 p.m.: Jefferson City Hy-Vee will give away more than 6,000 peaches in contactless drive-thru
The Jefferson City Hy-Vee is having a drive-thru event on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, or while supplies last.
The store will be giving away more than 6,000 free peaches to customers, according to a news release. The event is being held to help people during the pandemic.
The peaches will be given to the first 300 or so customers in the parking lot south of the store.
"Product will be safely loaded into customer vehicles using a contactless method to minimize physical contact and enforce social distancing," according to the release.
No walk-ups will be allowed.https://twitter.com/BooneCountyFire/status/1276244018947596288?s=20
3:45 p.m.: Boone County records 15 new cases
Boone County currently has 99 active cases of COVID-19, according to the Columbia/Boone County public health department. This reflects an increase of 15 cases since Wednesday. The county has confirmed 319 cases of COVID-19 in total.
3 p.m.: Five with MU Athletics test positive
Five people tested by Mizzou Athletics received positive results for COVID-19, according to a tweet from the athletics department. Four of the five positive tests came from people who did not have symptoms.
2 p.m.: Missouri reports 19,421 cases
Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services has confirmed 19,421 cases in the state — an increase of more than 500 from Wednesday's 18,868. The state has also confirmed 982 deaths.
10 a.m.: Missouri Humanities distributes CARES Act funding
Missouri Humanities distributed $535,400 of CARES Act funding in grants to 76 different organizations, according to a news release from Missouri Humanities.
According to the release, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe, Senator Roy Blunt and Executive Director of Missouri Humanities Dr. William S. Belko all have expressed the need for preserving and helping Missouri's cultural and history educational resources.
9 a.m.: Mizzou Quick Care re-opens Quick Care clinics
MU Healthcare has re-opened its Mizzou Quick Care location on West Broadway, according to a news release on Thursday morning.
According to the release, the lobby is closed, no walk in appointments are available and some conditions will only be treated over video.
MU Healthcare closed the West Broadway location in mid March, along with the other two Mizzou Quick Care locations on Nifong Boulevard and Conley Road. The other two locations are still closed.