Another Adair County resident has died as the result of a COVID-19 infection, bringing the total number of deaths to 21. An 86-year-old female was admitted to Northeast Regional Medical Center on July 11 and passed away July 12. This was the first COVID-related death since January 31st. The health department reports that the overall case count has reached 2,609 after 17 new cases were confirmed on July 12 and 13. There are currently 31 active cases.
Monday’s cases include females ages 30, 31, 41 and 57 and males ages 21 and 66. Also confirmed during contact tracing was a 12-day-old male whose mother also tested positive for COVID-19. One person confirmed Monday is fully vaccinated.
Yesterday’s cases involve two 14-year-old females and other females ages 19, 26, 29 and 32, and males ages 30, 52, 54 and 65. Three of these cases are employed at an area meat-processing plant. Three Adair County residents are known to be hospitalized at this time with none using a ventilator. Two are at Northeast Regional Medical Center and one is at Boone Hospital in Columbia.