Seven deaths were reported between July 6 and Aug. 16 by Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services. Of the people who died, six were aged 80 or older and one was in the 70-74 age group.

On Friday, the Health Department reported 51,226 positive COVID-19 cases in Boone County since the start of the pandemic. The total number of COVID-19 deaths for the county is now 255, according to the department. 

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