First Confirmation of Delta Variant in Adair County

The Adair County Health Department has been advised of the first confirmed case involving the highly transmissible Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus. The news comes as the Health Department confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 over the holiday weekend. The Delta variant was found during random sampling in a case involving a 52-year-old male who tested positive for the virus on June 17. He is no longer in isolation. Among the new cases are two that are related to a skilled nursing facility and five others reside at addresses with at least one other confirmed case. Two fully vaccinated individuals are in yesterday’s count.

The Adair County Health Department will administer the first or second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to those ages 12 and older on Thursday, July 8, by appointment. Those receiving a second dose must have had their first dose on or before June 17, 2021. If you receive your first dose on July 8, you will be eligible to receive your second dose on July 29. Call 660-665-8491 to schedule an appointment.