Missouri’s First Coronavirus Death in Boone County
The Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services announced the patient who tested positive Tuesday for a travel-related case of the coronavirus died Wednesday morning.
This marks the first coronavirus related death in Missouri.
The family of the patient called 911 this morning to report a medical emergency. First responders arriving at the scene operated under the Pandemic Disease Operations Plan and used proper protective equipment. The patient was transported to the MU Health Center where they later died. The six emergency responders were isolated at MU Health Center and are currently being screened for emergency protocol and potential testing. Health officials are working with the family of the deceased to trace and evaluate exposure risks.