Thursday COVID-19 coverage: Cole County reports 15 new cases, CPS reports 42 new cases

1 month 1 day 9 hours ago Thursday, September 17 2020 Sep 17, 2020 Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:11:00 AM CDT September 17, 2020 in News
By: KOMU 8 Digital Staff

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

Previous coverage:

Updates for Thursday, Sept. 17 will become available below:

6:00 p.m.: Cole County reports 15 new cases, CPS reports 42 new cases, Jefferson City School District reports 5 new student and 2 new staff cases

The Cole County Health Department reported 15 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing their total number of active cases up to 130.

Columbia Public Schools reported 42 new COVID-19 cases, as well as a 66.9 14-day positivity rate, down 4.2% from last time.

Finally, the Jefferson City School District reported five new student cases of COVID-19, as well as two new staff cases.

4 p.m.: Boone County reports 44 new cases

The Boone County Health Department reported 44 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases up to 488. The BCHD also reported 58 current COVID-19 related hospitalizations.

3 p.m.: Camden County adds two deaths in last seven days

According to the Camden County Health Department Facebook page, the county added two deaths in the last seven days. 

As of Thursday, there are 104 active cases and eight hospitalizations.

2:30 p.m.: Missouri adds 1,747 new cases

Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services reported 1,747 new cases Thursday, bringing the 7-day positivity rate to 11.1 percent.

There were 18 deaths added in the past 24 hours.

1 p.m.: MU adds 23 new cases

MU reported 23 new cases Thursday, bringing the active total to 203. 

Ten faculty and 39 staff cases have also been reported to the university since Aug. 16. 

11 a.m.: Audrain County reports 50 new cases 

The county added 50 new cases on Wednesday and currently has 215 active cases. 

According to Audrain County's COVID-19 dashboard, 26 of the active cases are from the Tri-County Care Center and 161 of the active cases are from the Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, both located in Vandalia. 

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. 

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