The Cole County Health Department reported two new coronavirus cases on Friday.
According to the dashboard update, there are 17,438 total cases in the county since March 2020.
The Missouri coronavirus vaccine dashboard reports Cole County as having a low COVID-19 community level.
The Jefferson City School District reported no new coronavirus case in a student or in a staff member on Thursday.
The district is reporting three active cases in students and no active case in a staff member.
State of Missouri reports over 500 new COVID cases compared to last week
The state of Missouri is reporting new 4,016 coronavirus cases for the week of April 28 through May 4. New cases increased by 544 cases compared to the previous week, a 16% increase.
The dashboard did not update reporting on statewide hospital cases and deaths by the week. The state reported 394 patient hospitalizations and 29 patients in the ICU for the week of May 4.
The dashboard is showing COVID community levels for the central region to be low with cases up by 14.5% compared to the previous week. The central region includes Howard, Boone, Audrain, Montgomery, Gasconade, Osage, Cole, Callaway, Miller, Camden, Morgan, Moniteau and Cooper County. Maries County is considered in the southwest region. Pettis and Saline County are considered in the Kansas City region and cases are down 3.9% in that region.
In the state’s boot heel, Dunklin County is the only county considered in the medium COVID community level; the rest are considered in the low level.
The omicron variant remains the dominant variant in Missouri. As of April 10, the state is reporting the BA 1.1 lineage is reporting 9.4% the BA.2 has 81.1% and the BA.2.12.1 variant has 9.4%.