February 7, 2022

Kirksville, MO 2/7/22 – The Adair County Health Department today confirmed 38 new cases of COVID-19 since the last report on Friday. The overall case count is now 5,838.

Today’s cases include five in the K-12 schools sector and eight in the higher education sector. Nineteen are breakthrough infections.

Ages of today’s confirmed cases range from ages 2 to 75. Eleven cases are males and 27 are females. Breakdown by age group is as follows:

0-9 years: 2
10-19 years: 8
20-29 years: 10
30-39 years: 1
40-49 years: 5
50-59 years: 4
60-69 years: 5
70-79 years: 3

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.