January 28, 2022

Kirksville, MO 1/28/22 – The Adair County Health Department confirmed the 50th COVID-related death today. A 60-year-old vaccinated male whose case was reported Jan. 6 has died. There were also 47 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed today which brings the case total to 5,582.

Eight of today’s cases are in the K-12 schools sector, three are in the higher education sector, and one involves a resident at a communal living facility. Eight cases are breakthrough infections.

Ages of today’s confirmed cases range from 7 months to 76 years. Twenty-nine are females and 18 are males. Breakdown by age group is as follows:

0-9 years: 4

10-19 years: 9

20-29 years: 7

30-39 years: 8

40-49 years: 6

50-59 years: 5

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. 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.