This morning, the Columbia/Boone County Health and Human Services Department announced in a tweet that two more Boone County residents have died from COVID-19.
According to the tweet, one of the residents was between the ages of 50-54 and the other was over 80 years old. It is not clear whether either of them had any underlying health conditions.
The rate of infections in Boone County has been rising over the past several weeks. The COVID-19 Information Hub for Columbia says that there are currently 1,211 active cases in Boone County. This is a 26.4% increase from the previous week.