June 30, 2021
ADAIR COUNTY COVID-19 CASE COUNT INCREASES BY 32
Kirksville, MO 6/29/21 – The Adair County Health Department has confirmed 32 new cases of COVID-19 in the past six days, ramping up the total count to 2,547. There are currently 37 active cases and 2,490 people who have left isolation.
Eight cases confirmed June 24 include females ages 13, 32 and 25 and males ages 9, 10, 20, 21 and 44. One case had received the first of two doses of vaccine.
Four cases confirmed June 25 include a 79-year-old female and males ages 25, 36 and 48.
Twelve cases confirmed June 28 include females ages 40, 60, 69, 74, 75 and 88, and males ages 23, 27, 42, 56, and two 80-year-old males.
Another eight cases were confirmed today, involving females ages 37 and 42. Also confirmed were two 17-year-old males and other males ages 23, 27, 39 and 48.
Nine of the 32 cases are break-through cases involving fully vaccinated individuals and 15 reside at addresses with at least one other confirmed case. Two cases are employed at an area meat-processing plant.
ADAIR COUNTY COVID-19 CASE COUNT CLIMBS TO 2,515
Kirksville, MO 6/23/21 – The total COVID-19 case count climbed to 2,515 with confirmation of five new cases today. There are now 27 active cases, the highest number since April 1, 2021.
Cases confirmed today include two 11-year-old females and a 31-year-old female, and males ages 11 and 68. One case is related to a church camp.
Of the 16 new cases confirmed over the past three days, only one person had received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. However, that person had received the second dose less than 14 days prior to testing positive and was therefore not fully vaccinated at the time of infection. It is recommended that people continue to practice all masking, social distancing, and hand hygiene precautions until they are fully vaccinated which is 14 days after the second dose of the two-dose vaccines or 14 days after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Missouri leads the nation in new cases as the aggressive Delta variant, first identified in India, is prevalent throughout the state. Existing COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be effective against all variants, including Delta.
Missouri also lags the national average for vaccination rates. Roughly 44% of the eligible population has started the vaccine course compared to 53% nationwide. Less than 39% have completed both doses. In Adair County, only about 35% of the population has initiated the vaccine process and 32% have completed it.
ADAIR COUNTY CONFIRMS 11 NEW CASES OF COVID-19
Kirksville, MO 6/22/21 – The Adair County Health Department confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 in two days. Total case count is now 2,510 with 22 active cases and 2,468 people who have left isolation.
The five new cases confirmed Monday, June 21, include females ages 16 and 41, and males ages 11, 39 and 52. The six cases confirmed today include females ages 22, 26, 27 and 61, and males ages 25 and 34. Five cases are in households with at least one other confirmed case.
A 62-year-old female reported June 18 was admitted to Northeast Regional Medical Center on June 20. She does not require a ventilator.
MORE COVID-19 CASES CONFIRMED IN ADAIR COUNTY TODAY
Kirksville, MO 6/18/21 – The overall COVID-19 case count for Adair County teeters on the brink of 2,500 as it hit 2,499 with confirmation of another three new cases today. The current active case count is 14 which is the highest count since early May.
New cases involve unvaccinated females ages 1, 16 and 62. Two cases reside in the same household.
For those ages 18 and older who want to get vaccinated, the Adair County Health Department will be administering the Moderna vaccine at the Farmer’s Market on the east side of the courthouse square in Kirksville tomorrow from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.
SIX NEW CASES OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN ADAIR COUNTY TODAY
Kirksville, MO 6/17/21 – The Adair County Health Department confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 today. The overall case count has risen to 2,496 with 11 active cases and 2,465 people who have left isolation.
New cases involve females ages 14, two age 17, 22 and 56, and a 15-year-old male. Five of the cases are related to attendance at a church camp. One case is a fully vaccinated individual experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19. As with the ‘flu vaccine, COVID-19 vaccines do not guarantee you will not get the virus. The antibodies spurred by the vaccine, however, reduce the severity of symptoms experienced by infected individuals.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is encouraging all residents ages 12 and older to get vaccinated. The recommendation comes as rates of the Delta variant, first identified in India, rise throughout the state. The variant is highly transmissible and is causing an increase in more serious illness and hospitalizations worldwide among individuals who are not yet vaccinated. During random sampling, one resident of Adair County who tested positive in May was found to have had the Delta variant.
Vaccines are readily available at multiple locations throughout Adair County. On Saturday, the Adair County Health Department will be administering the Moderna vaccine at the Farmer’s Market on the east side of the courthouse square in Kirksville from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.
ADAIR COUNTY COVID-19 CASES AT 2,490
Kirksville, MO 6/15/21 – As of today Adair County’s total confirmed COVID-19 case count is 2,490. Nine cases are active and 2,461 people have left isolation.
Eight new cases have been confirmed over the last seven days, including females ages 6, 12, 23, 26, 30 and 64, and males ages 31 and 35.
The 17-year-old male admitted and discharged from Northeast Regional Medical Center on June 1 was admitted to University Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia on June 5. He required a ventilator from June 6 through 8 and was discharged to home June 14.
COVID-19 VACCINE OPPORTUNITY AT KIRKSVILLE FARMER’S MARKET
Kirksville, MO 6/14/21 – The Adair County Health Department will be administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Farmer’s Market on the Courthouse Square in downtown Kirksville from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, June 19, 2021. No registration is required, and vaccine consent forms will be available for completion at the event.
If Saturday is your first dose of the vaccine, you will need to receive a second dose of the Moderna vaccine on or after July 19, 2021. If you received your first dose of the Moderna vaccine on or before May 22, 2021, you can receive your second dose. However, you must bring your vaccination card with you to verify the date of your first dose. Also, your first dose must also have been the Moderna vaccine.
The Moderna vaccine is approved for adults ages 18 and older. Those who receive the vaccine on Saturday will be required to stay for observation for 15 minutes following the shot.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE OPPORTUNITY JUNE 22
Kirksville, MO 6/10/21 – A limited number of doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will be administered at the Adair County Health Department, 1001 S. Jamison Street in Kirksville, Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Unlike other COVID-19 vaccines, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose, not two.
Adults ages 18 and older interested in getting the vaccine should call the Health Department at 660-665-8491 to register. Those who receive the vaccine on June 22 will be fully vaccinated as of July 6.
ADAIR COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES PARENTS TO HAVE CHILDREN AGES 12 AND OLDER TO GET COVID-19 VACCINE
Kirksville, MO 6/7/21 – The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine recently received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for children ages 12 through 15. Clinical trials for this age group indicated that the vaccine is 100% effective at preventing the COVID-19 virus in children in this age group.
The Adair County Health Department has provided to the Complete Family Medicine CARES Center at the Kirksville R-3 Schools enough doses for 200 kids in this age group to be vaccinated during a walk-in clinic June 8 and 9. Information and sign-up for this event can be found at https://cfmcares.com/pfizer-vaccine-sign-up. Those who receive their first dose on June 8 and 9 will receive the second dose on June 29 and 30.
“This is a great opportunity for parents to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Jim LeBaron, administrator of the Adair County Health Department. “Research indicates that fully vaccinated people don’t spread the virus and if they are infected with COVID-19, avoid getting seriously ill,” he said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children and adults age 12 and older get vaccinated to stop the spread of the virus.
“Getting the vaccine will help kids stay safe as they begin resuming normal activities this summer, like going to camp and on vacations, and when they return to classrooms in the fall,” LeBaron said. “One great benefit is that every fully vaccinated individual can avoid the need to quarantine when exposed to someone with COVID-19. That will keep a lot of kids from some pretty boring downtime this summer,” he said.
The CDC continues to monitor the health status of all vaccinated individuals. Results to date among all age groups, including the 12-15 age group, indicate low incident rates of side effects from the Pfizer vaccine. The CDC advises that the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh any risks.
“The rate and number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has dropped sharply as many Adair County residents became fully vaccinated,” LeBaron said. “We can’t leave out our younger residents who are characteristically more exposed to potential transmission.”
ADAIR COUNTY COVID-19 CASE COUNT RISES TO 2,482
Kirksville, MO 6/7/21 – Four new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by the Adair County Health Department last week and two old cases identified by audit brings the county’s overall case count to 2,482. Currently, there are four active cases and 2,458 people who have left isolation.
On June 1, a 17-year-old male was admitted and discharged from Northeast Regional Medical Center. Other active cases confirmed June 4 include females ages 29 and 92 and a four-year-old male. Two cases reside in the same household.
Also on June 4, two cases from May, involving a 25-year-old female and 28-year-old male residing in the same household, were identified as part of the Adair County Health Department’s ongoing auditing process.
On June 2, the Health Department was notified that a 24-year-old male who tested positive for COVID-19 in May had the B.1.617.2 variant first identified in India. Variant identification was made in random sampling of lab tests.