KBIA will be maintaining this post as a place to update you with new information as it arises about COVID-19. Here is some of the primary info you need to know:
*There have now been 2,722 positive COVID-19 tests in Missouri, including 70 cases in Boone County. 27 of the Boone County cases are travel-related, 21 were through contact to a confirmed case, 21 are community transmission, 0 are unknown, and 0 are pending investigation. There have been 39 fatal cases in Missouri, and one of them was a Boone County patient, who died on March 18. Of the 64 confirmed cases in Boone County, 22 are active cases, and 47 people have recovered.
*The CDC's COVID-19 website linked here is a reliable source of regularly updated information about the status of the virus. Missouri also has this webpage to help you track the latest information in the state and get other questions answered. But the City of Columbia's website has been the place to get the most realiable updated numbers and information about Boone County cases so far. And this is the MU Alert page the University of Missouri is using to share information about the campus.
*If you're looking for audio to listen to, we recommend this 50-minute-long audio piece from NPR, Special Report: What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus, published March 13.
*If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, you should contact your primary care physician or a local hospital. People can also call the Missouri Novel Coronavirus Hotline at 887-435-8411
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