Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services is changing how it reports countywide COVID-19 data, citing staffing concerns and updated CDC guidance.

In its announcement Wednesday, the health department reported there have been 10,348 positive tests since Dec. 31. In 2021, there were a total of 15,086 cases for the year through Dec. 30. These preliminary numbers show 2022 cases represent 68.59% of cases reported in all of 2021.

For more COVID-19 related news, see our section dedicated to COVID-19 updates.
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