January 24, 2022

Kirksville, MO 1/24/22 – The Adair County Health Department worked today to confirm 105 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday. The overall case count is now 5,366 with 49 Covid-related deaths.

Among the 105 new cases are 16 in the K-12 schools sector, eight in the higher education sector, and one employee at a skilled nursing facility. There are 14 known breakthrough infections.

Ages of confirmed cases range from 3 months to 82 years. Fifty-four cases involve females and 51 are males. Breakdown by age group is as follows:

0-9 years: 13

10-19 years: 14

20-29 years: 21

30-39 years: 14

40-49 years: 15

50-59 years: 16

60-69 years: 8

70-79 years: 3

80 years and older: 1


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 vaccination clinics are scheduled for Tuesdays in January and pediatric vaccination clinics are scheduled for Thursdays in the month. An adult clinic is scheduled from 2-4 p.m., tomorrow and a pediatric clinic is scheduled from 3-5 p.m., Jan. 27. Residents should call the Health Department at 660-665-8491 to schedule an appointment.