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Boone County reports 14th death from COVID-19

Boone County reports a 14th county resident has died from COVID-19. Health officials confirmed Thursday the patient was between 75 and 79 years old.

Active cases in Boone County went up 34, to 429, after 83 new positives were reported on Thursday. Hospitalizations also rose, from 72 to 76, but remain below capacity.

Cole County saw a rise in active cases Thursday, with 32 new cases reported. Active cases are at 261.

Callaway County active cases went down Thursday, to 222, after 13 new cases were reported.

Mizzou reported a spike of 24 new student cases on Thursday. Active cases rose to 70.

Jefferson City middle schools will stay online-only for another week because of the virus. They will return to in-person learning on Oct. 26.

Columbia College says it will not hold in-person graduation ceremonies in December, because of coronavirus concerns.

More from The Associated Press:

New numbers posted on the Missouri coronavirus dashboard Wednesday after a four-day shutdown show that the state has averaged 1,861 cases a day over the past week. The total number of cases statewide jumped Wednesday to 148,679, up from 135,651 on Oct. 7. The number of deaths jumped over that span by 184 to 2,420. The dashboard has been shutdown since showing a massive spike in cases that officials blamed on a “database extract error.” On Saturday, the dashboard showed a one-day increase of 5,066 new cases — nearly 3,000 more than the previous one-day high. A day later, the state announced that the new number was faulty and blamed the process of migrating data into the new system.

(This story was last updated at 11:37 a.m. Thursday.)

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