Boone County health officials recorded 748 new COVID cases on Thursday, which means there are now 3,308 active COVID cases in the county.
The Columbia/Boone County Public Health Department reports that’s the highest number of reported active cases they’ve seen during the pandemic. It’s also the highest single-day number of cases by date of test result.
The Omicron variant is a factor. The health department also reports one additional COVID death, bringing Boone County’s total to 193.