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Local COVID-19 Update (Dec. 31)

Boone County reported another COVID-19 death Thursday. Health officials say the patient was older than 80. Boone has reported 58 deaths from the illness. More than half of those have occurred in December.

Active coronavirus cases in Boone went up on Thursday, after 130 new positives. There are now 815 active cases. Hospitalizations went down again, to 113, but are still putting a strain on resources.

Cole County reported another 54 coronavirus cases Thursday.

Callaway County confirmed two more COVID-19 deaths Thursday, for a total of 30. Active coronavirus cases fell slightly, to 448.

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