Adair County Case Count Climbs By 16 and Records Another COVID-Related Death

The Adair County Health Department confirmed 16 new cases of COVID-19 yestrerday, the highest one-day total since February 2nd. The Health Department
also confirmed the county’s 23rd COVID-related death, an 84-year-old female who had been at Northeast Regional Medical Center since July 8th. The total case count has now climbed to 2,686 with 67 active cases and 2,596 people who
have left isolation. yesterday’s cases include a 31-year-old male and a 63-year-old female admitted to NRMC Wednesday. Neither are currently on a ventilator. The 63-year-old female is fully vaccinated. Breakthrough cases requiring hospitalization are rare. According to the CDC, 97% of patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 are unvaccinated. The local woman lives with other COVID-positive cases, none of whom are vaccinated.