June 21, 2022
Kirksville, MO 6/21/22 – The Adair County Health Department said 69 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported among residents during the past seven-day period. The cases, reported for June 15–21, exceed the 67 new cases reported during the previous seven-day period.
Please note the Y axis is a scale of positive cases reported to the Health Department for the past week. Home COVID-19 tests are included in this data if they are reported to us. Please also note the dates above indicate when the graph was updated for the previous week ending on a Monday.
Northeast Regional Medical Center is reporting a LOW category regarding COVID-19 related admissions.
We remain in the low category for COVID-19 with 177 positive cases for June, that said, 200 positive cases is the beginning of a ‘moderate’ category.
Despite rising case numbers, Northeast Regional Medical Center reports few COVID-related hospitalizations. Fewer hospitalizations have been the trend with the Omicron subvariants, although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data indicate a higher number of hospitalizations nationwide in June than in May. Across the country, there are more than 100,000 new cases reported every day.
Because testing for COVID-19 is the best way to monitor transmission of the disease, the Adair County Health Department is making it even easier for residents to pick up a free COVID-19 home test kit. From 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday beginning June 28, as long as supplies last, residents can pull into the south side of the Health Department parking lot at 1001 S. Jamison Street. Remain in your vehicle and call 660-665-8491 and a free kit, containing two home tests, will be delivered curbside.
The Adair County Health Department also continues to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Adult doses are administered on Tuesdays and pediatric doses on Thursdays at the Health Department. Call 660-665-8491 to schedule an appointment on the appropriate day.