Adair County Health Department Gives Detailed COVID Update

Adair County’s overall case count reached 3,353 with another 15 new cases confirmed Friday by the Adair County Health Department. There were 84 new cases over seven days and one more resident passed away. There are currently 97 active cases, 3,224 people who have left isolation, and 30 COVID-related deaths.

As of last Thursday, 56% of the active cases in the county were among residents ages 30 and under. One-fifth, or 20% of the active cases were in the K-12 Adair County schools sector. Adair County health officials say these percentages reflect the nationwide trend of rising infections among children and young adults since the Delta variant became the prevalent COVID strain.

Breakthrough infections among fully vaccinated residents represent 10.5% of the 815 confirmed cases from June 25 through Sept. 9. Among breakthrough cases,
70% are ages 12-60 and 30% are 61 and older. The COVID vaccines are designed to prevent serious illness requiring hospitalization and death. Only two fully vaccinated residents have required hospitalization, which is 2% of the 86 breakthrough cases. An 85-year-old male was hospitalized for two days. A 63-year-old female died while hospitalized for eight days.