Boone County is extending its current coronavirus health order for another month.
Health director Stephanie Browning announced Tuesday it will now last through May 12. The health order does not put any occupancy limits on businesses, but they have to maintain social distancing rules. The mask mandate also remains in effect. Read more about the current health rules here.
Active coronavirus cases in Boone County have doubled over the last two weeks, and rose again on Wednesday to 111. There were 16 new positives in the county on Wednesday. Hospitalizations fell again, to just eight patients.
Cole County reported two more COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, for a total of 119. The county reported seven new coronavirus cases Wednesday.