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Boone County COVID-19 update

A patient older than 80 in Boone County has died from COVID-19. The health department confirmed the county’s fourth death from the disease on Friday.

The county hospitalizations are still low though, at 22. No issues locally in terms of capacity to treat patients.

Boone County also reported 28 new coronavirus cases Friday. Cole County confirmed 18 new cases, breaking its previous record high for one day. Callaway County reported five new cases.

The state stayed under its record Friday, reporting 1,489 new positives. Another 10 people have died from COVID-19 in the state, for a total of 1,243.

Most patients who catch COVID-19 recover.

(This story was last updated at 5:49 p.m. Friday.)

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