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Local COVID-19 Update (Jan. 19)

Active coronavirus cases were up a bit in Boone County Wednesday.

There were 90 new positives reported, bringing active cases to 702. Hospitalizations in Boone also fell, to 86. Hospitals in Boone are still operating at “yellow” status, meaning resources are strained and some surgeries are being delayed.

Callaway County active cases went down on Wednesday, to 318.

Cole County reported 17 new cases of the virus Wednesday.

MU Health Care announced on Tuesday that Faurot Field will be used as a large-scale coronavirus vaccination site once more shots are available. You can get more information about that here.

(This story was last updated at 5:02 p.m. Wednesday.)

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