A steady increase in COVID-19 positives continued in Boone County with 51 new cases reported as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.
One case reported Tuesday was reassigned to a different county, according to the latest news release from the Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services Department.
A total of 452 people were in quarantine because of close contact, according to the release.
Of the 597 positive cases, 231 cases were still active and 364 people were released from isolation. Two deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 in Boone County, according to the city of Columbia.
The previous daily high came Thursday, when 39 cases were reported.
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