Columbia Reports Two More Positive COVID-19 Cases in Boone County | KBIA

Columbia Reports Two More Positive COVID-19 Cases in Boone County

Mar 20, 2020

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Two more people in Boone County have tested positive for COVID-19, the city of Columbia reported in a Thursday evening news release.

The two new positive cases involved people in their 60s and 70s. Both are related to out-of-state contact with another person who had tested positive.

This brings the total number of positive cases discovered in Boone County to three. The first person diagnosed, who was in their 60s, died Wednesday.

The six emergency responders who treated that patient were quarantined, Mayor Brian Treece said Wednesday at a news conference with Gov. Mike Parson.

The city said in its Thursday update that “while testing is becoming more available, there are limitations in providers’ capacity to obtain samples and process lab results rapidly.”

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