Cass County has released its weekly report documenting COVID-19 impacts and vaccination efforts to combat the pandemic. The data is through the week ending October 9, 2021.
There were 148 confirmed (PCR tests) cases in Cass County in the last week, down from the 234 cases the week prior. In addition, there were 94 probable cases (antigen tests and other cases), up from 85 cases the week prior.
188 people were notified of possible exposure, down from 473 last week. 124 of those exposures related to school systems, down from 224 the week prior. 64 people were notified of exposure outside school systems, down from 249 such notifications the previous week.
Overall, Cass County has reported 11,051 cases, about 10,463 cases per 100,000 residents.
The county has reported 118 deaths (109 per 100,000 residents), with one death reported in the last week.
The Cass County Health Department administered 253 vaccine doses last week, up from 233 doses the prior week. They have now administered 10,660 first doses and 10,300 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, 224 third doses and 350 booster shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines have now been administered to those who qualify. The department uses the Pfizer (age 12 and up) and Moderna (age 18 and up) vaccines.
In addition to Health Department administered vaccines, other entities are offering vaccines to county residents. According to the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Data Hub which uses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, 50.3 percent of Cass County residents have initiated vaccinations and 44.3 percent have completed vaccinations. 74.5 percent of residents 65 and older, and 49.2 percent of residents 18-64 have been fully vaccinated.
The Health Department will continue to offer vaccinations from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at their new clinic location at 1411 S. Commercial, Harrisonville, MO 64701 (formerly Forged by Fire Kitchen and Tap House). Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred. For an appointment, residents can call 816-380-8425 to schedule.
More vaccine clinic information can be found on the Health Department website (www.casscounty.com/2462/COVID-19-Vaccine) and on their Facebook Page @CassHealthDepartment.