Age of People with New COIV-19 Infections in Adair County is Rising

As Adair County’s overall case count inches toward 3,600, the age of people with new infections is also rising. Of the 30 new cases reported October 9-15, only 33% were residents age 30 or under, reversing a trend that began with the Delta variant. Eleven percent were in the K-12 schools sector and 8% in the higher education sector. Seventeen percent were breakthrough infections involving fully vaccinated individuals. Seven-day totals from Aug. 28 through Oct. 15 declined successively from 108 to 84, 67, 60, 38, 36, and last week’s total of 30 new cases. County health officials say the decline is promising, although there is potential for increases as temperatures drop and people spend more time indoors. The Adair County Health Department continues to recommend that all county residents ages 12 and older get vaccinated against COVID-19 and the Delta variant.