Missouri DHSS Urges Continued Vaccination

Another 11 cases of COVID-19 confirmed since Friday, July 16, has put Adair County’s active case count at 50. The number of active cases on any given day
has not been that high since February. Among the 50 active cases, 50% involve residents ages 11 through 30.

The Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is urging continued vaccination as close monitoring of the Delta variant continues. Robert Knodell said in a recent press release that “With this variant being easier to spread and possibly causing more severe illnesses among unvaccinated people of all ages, vaccinations are the best way to stop this virus in its tracks.”

The COVID-19 Delta variant is present in Northeast Missouri.