Boone County new coronavirus positives rose again Tuesday, with 70 new cases. Another 31 were released from isolation, so active cases also increased, to 424.
COVID-19 hospitalizations are the highest they’ve been in the county, at 39, but stay well below capacity.
Boone County did report its sixth death from the disease on Monday. The person was older than 80.
Cole County had 14 new cases Tuesday. Active cases dropped by seven, as 21 more were reported recovered.
Callaway County reported five new cases Tuesday, with three more recoveries. Active cases are at 75.
Statewide, there were 692 new cases Tuesday. Another 14 deaths were reported, for a total of 1,440. The state’s seven-day positivity rate is at 11.4%.