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Local COVID-19 Update (Jan. 29)

Boone County reports its hospitals are no longer dealing with strained resources after a drop in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

There are currently 76 patients in the hospital for COVID-19 reasons. Health officials say hospitals are now operating at “green” status, meaning they are no longer dealing with capacity issues and limited resources. The status had been “yellow” for several months.

Boone reported 57 new coronavirus cases Friday, and active cases dropped to 603.

Callaway County reported three more COVID-19 deaths Friday, for a total of 38. Active cases fell to 236, after just 13 new positives.

Cole County added 20 new cases Friday.

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