The Columbia/Boone County Health Department is located on West Worley (2021 photo is courtesy of the health department's Sara Humm)

Boone County has its highest number of active COVID cases, since pandemic

The Columbia/Boone County Health Department is located on West Worley (2021 photo is courtesy of the health department’s Sara Humm)

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.

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