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Local COVID-19 Update (Jan. 6)

Boone County reported another death from COVID-19 Wednesday. Health official said the patient was between 60 and 64 years old. There have been 60 total deaths from the illness in the county.

There were 171 new positives reported in Boone, and active cases went up, to 807. As of Wednesday, there are 108 patients hospitalized due to COVID-19, a slight decrease since Tuesday. Hospitals in Boone are still operating at “yellow” status, meaning resources are strained and some surgeries are being delayed.

Callaway County reported two more COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, for a total of 32. Active coronavirus cases in the county went up, to 442.

Cole County reported another 54 new coronavirus cases Wednesday.

More from The Associated Press:

Two-fifths of all of Missouri’s COVID-19 deaths were reported in the last two months of 2020. The state health department says 2,369 deaths were reported in November and December. That’s about 41% of the 5,825 deaths attributed to the virus since March. The death toll grew by 263 on Tuesday, largely because a weekly review of death certificates from around the state found 250 connected to the virus that had not previously been reported. Also Tuesday, the state reported 2,632 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 405,589 since the onset of the pandemic. Coronavirus hospitalizations remain at concerning levels.

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