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Local COVID-19 Update (Jan. 12)

Boone County reported another COVID-19 death Tuesday. Health officials say the patient was older than 80. The county has reported 63 total deaths from the illness.

Active coronavirus cases went up in Boone on Tuesday, with 87 new positives. There are now 712 active cases. Hospitalizations fell slightly, to 115. Hospitals in Boone are still operating at “yellow” status, meaning resources are strained and some surgeries are being delayed.

Cole County confirmed just six new cases Tuesday. There is no information on active cases available.

Callaway County reported a decrease in active cases Monday, to 441.

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