February 2, 2022

Kirksville, MO 2/2/22 – It has been more than one month since the daily COVID-19 case total has been in the 20s. The Adair County Health Department today confirmed 28 cases which brings the overall count to 5,746.

Among today’s cases are one in the K-12 schools sector, five in the higher education sector, and 13 breakthrough infections. A fully vaccinated 71-year-old male among the cases was admitted to Boone Hospital in Columbia yesterday.

Ages of today’s confirmed cases range from ages 7 to 78. Sixteen are males and 12 are females. Breakdown by age group is as follows:

0-9 years: 1

10-19 years: 4

20-29 years: 8

30-39 years: 4

40-49 years: 1

50-59 years: 4

60-69 years: 1

70-79 years: 5


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. 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.