Adair County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Adair County COVID-19 cases continue to rise. With new positive test results reported yesterday, the number of COVID-19 cases in Adair County has risen to 37. Adair County Health Department Administrator Jim LeBaron says the new cases involve four males ages 50, 36, 27 and 22, and one 39-year-old female. All five are related to the area meat processing plants. There are currently 25 individuals in isolation. The Adair County Health Department is working actively with local employers to assist their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Health Department is also working specifically with Kraft Heinz Company in Kirksville in contact-tracing efforts needed to slow community spread within Adair County.