Adair County’s COVID-related death toll reached 15 yesterday with confirmation of two more deaths: A 63-year-old female who had been on a ventilator at University Hospital in
Columbia since November 20th and a 75-year-old male admitted to Northeast Regional Medical Center on December 25th and placed on a ventilator on January 1st both passed away yesterday.
The Adair County Health Department also confirmed 18 new cases, raising the total to 1,880. There are now 104 active cases and 1,761 people who have left isolation. A 42- year-old female, whose case was among those reported Wednesday, was also admitted to Northeast Regional on January 6th.
The new cases include six people who reside at addresses with at least one other confirmed case. Three are in the K-12 schools sector and one is in the higher education sector.