February 3, 2022

Kirksville, MO 2/3/22 – Adair County’s overall case count rose to 5,770 upon confirmation of 24 new cases of COVID-19 today. The cases include nine in the K-12 schools sector and three in the higher education sector. There are 10 breakthrough infections including one involving a 57-year-old female admitted to Northeast Regional Medical Center yesterday.

Ages of today’s confirmed cases range from ages 6 to 78. Eleven are males and 13 are females. Breakdown by age group is as follows:

0-9 years: 1
10-19 years: 5
20-29 years: 5
30-39 years: 2
40-49 years: 5
50-59 years: 3
60-69 years: 1
70-79 years: 2

The Adair County Health Department recommends that all county residents ages 5 and older get vaccinated against COVID-19 and all residents ages 16 and older get vaccinated and boosted. No vaccines are 100% effective at preventing disease. However, the COVID-19 vaccines are easily accessible, free, and continue to demonstrate that they prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death.

Adult COVID-19 vaccination clinics are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 8, 15 and 22. Pediatric clinics are scheduled from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 10, 17 and 24. All clinics are at the Adair County Health Department, 1001 S. Jamison Street in Kirksville. Residents should call the Health Department at 660-665-8491 to schedule an appointment.