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Audrain, Boone County COVID-19 update

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:53 am

Active cases dropping, vaccination clinic open Friday in Columbia

The health departments of Audrain and Boone County have issued updated Coronavirus data.

Audrain, as of March 12, has had 1,690 cases, and currently, nine active ones, as the incidence continues to drop.

According to an Audrain Health Department news release no municipality in Audrain County has 10 or more active cases.

According to Chris Newbrough, ACHD’s emergency planner,  Audrain County has had 57 deaths from the virus. According to a news release from his office, 1,624 people have recovered from the virus. It also stated there  have been no new  cases since the previous report and the seven day average of new cases per day is 1.3.

In Boone County there were: 17,635 recorded cases; 107 active cases; 17,446 of those who contracted the virus have been released from isolation and 82 deaths.

Additionally, there is a vaccination clinic in Columbia today hosted by the Missouri National Guard. In partnership with the Missouri National Guard and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services will host an in-person mass vaccination event on Friday, March 12 at Columbia Sports Fieldhouse, 4251 Philips Farm Road at A. Perry Philips Park. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m. and will be available until 5:30 p.m. There will be approximately 2,300 vaccine doses available at this clinic.

Preregistration through the state’s Vaccine Navigator is required to schedule an appointment. Visit covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator or call 877.435.8411 to set up a profile and complete registration

As of March 12, according to the BCHSD web site, Missouri has had 482,224 cases of Coronavirus, resulting in 8,300 deaths.