Adair County Closes Out August with 469 COVID Cases

Adair County closed out the month of August with 469 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19. There were 80 confirmed cases in June and 203 in July 2021. A total of 34 new cases were confirmed Aug. 31, spiking the county’s overall case count to 3,228. There are at least 132 active cases, 3,068 people who have left isolation, and 28 known COVID-related deaths among Adair County residents. There are now two residents known to be on ventilators. Among the 34 new cases confirmed Aug. 31, 23 reside at addresses with at least one other confirmed case, seven are in the K-12 schools sector, five are in the higher education sector, and seven are breakthrough cases involving fully vaccinated individuals.