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Local COVID-19 Update (Mar. 2)

Active coronavirus cases in Boone County dropped to a new low for 2021.

There are currently 93 active cases in Boone, which is the first time that number has been below 100 since June. There were just 15 new positives reported Tuesday. Hospitalizations went up a bit, to 26.

Cole County had five new cases since Tuesday. Callaway County saw active cases rise to 94 over the weekend.

More from The Associated Press:

Missouri vaccinators are expected to receive the first 50,000 doses of the newly-approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine by Wednesday, and the state’s health director says the shots can start as soon as the doses arrive. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Saturday. Nearly 4 million doses of the one-shot vaccine are now being shipped across the U.S. Some states expect to begin injections Tuesday, but Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services spokeswoman Lisa Cox said Monday that the first doses in Missouri are expected a day later.

(This story was last updated at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday.)

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