Missouri’s health director, Dr. Randall Williams, gave more information on Boone County’s second COVID-19 death Thursday.
He said state epidemiologists told county officials to include the disease as the cause of death. County officials had said the person was hospitalized for something other than COVID-19.
Boone County confirmed eight new coronavirus cases Friday, with 40 now active.
Cole and Callaway counties did not report new cases Friday. Callaway remains at eight active cases, while Cole is down to one.
There are now 799 confirmed COVID-19 deaths statewide, after 10 more were added Thursday. Another 196 people tested positive for coronavirus, for a total of 14,253.
(This story was last updated at 6:04 p.m. Friday.)