Another COVID-19 related death was reported by the Adair County Health Department on Friday. A 63-year-old Adair County woman has become the 25th COVID-related death. Her case was confirmed July 22 following admission to Northeast Regional Medical Center on July 21. She was discharged to her home July 23 but readmitted to Blessing Hospital in Quincy July 26. She passed away Thursday. The woman was fully vaccinated prior to testing positive. She suffered from numerous other health issues.
The Adair County Health Department also confirmed nine new cases of COVID-19 Friday which brings the overall count to 2,759. There are 68 active cases and 2,666 people who have left isolation. Four of the new cases reside at addresses with at least one other positive person. Two are employees of an area meat processing plant and two are fully vaccinated.