January 31, 2022

Kirksville, MO 1/31/22 – The Adair County Health Department confirmed 87 new cases since reporting cases last on Friday, Jan. 28. The overall count is now 5,669 cases.

Sixteen of today’s cases are in the K-12 schools sector, six are in the higher education sector, and two are employees of a skilled nursing facility. Twenty-five cases are known to be  breakthrough infections.

Ages of today’s confirmed cases range from 6 months to 85 years. Fifty-one are females and 36 are males. Breakdown by age group is as follows:

0-9 years: 9

10-19 years: 13

20-29 years: 15

30-39 years: 13

40-49 years: 16

50-59 years: 7

60-69 years: 7

70-79 years: 5

80 years and older: 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. 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. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Pediatric clinics are scheduled from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 3, 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.

The $50 gift cards are still available to those receiving their first and second doses of the adult vaccine or the pediatric vaccine for as long as supplies last.