One death related to COVID-19 was reported Wednesday in Boone County.

The person was in the 80-plus age group, the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department said in a tweet

This brings the number of COVID-19 deaths in the county to 57. There have been 5,491 deaths statewide as of Wednesday afternoon. 

Boone County recorded 117 new cases Wednesday. There have been 13,705 positive cases in the county, 780 of which are active. 

Share with us about those lost to COVID-19

The Missourian wants to honor the lives lost to COVID-19 in our community. If you have lost a loved one to COVID-19 in Boone County, please share about them in this form. Our hope is to be able to publish some brief stories about all of the residents lost to COVID-19.

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