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Adair County Confirms 79 Cases in May

After confirming only 20 COVID-19 cases throughout the month of May, the Adair County Health Department confirmed 79 cases in June. As of yesterday, the total case
count reached 2,563. There are currently 44 active cases. Nine new cases closed out the month on June 30, and seven new cases were confirmed on the first day of July. One person, a 91-year-old woman, was admitted to Northeast Regional Medical Center. She does not need a ventilator.

The Health Department has been notified that two cases confirmed in April were positive for the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom. The cases involve a 34-year-old male who tested positive April 1 and a 22-year-old male who tested positive April 2.