Cass County has released its weekly report documenting COVID-19 impacts and vaccination efforts to combat the pandemic.
There were 95 confirmed (PCR tests) cases in Cass County in the last week, up from 47 cases the week prior. In addition, there were 52 probable cases (antigen tests and other cases), down from 54 cases the week prior. 70 individuals were notified of a potential COVID-19 contact, up from 54 such notifications the week prior.
Overall, Cass County has reported 7,911 cases, about 7,492 cases per 100,000 residents. Cass County’s cases per 100,000 residents is lower than Jackson County, Kansas City, and all three metro counties in Kansas over the course of the pandemic.
The county has reported 90 deaths (85 per 100,000 residents), none in the past week. Cass County’s deaths per 100,000 residents is the second lowest in the metropolitan area over the course of the pandemic.
The Cass County Health Department administered 64 vaccine doses last week, down from 65 doses the prior week. They have now administered 9,815 first doses and 9,411 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines through July 10th. 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 State of Missouri’s vaccine dashboard, the total number of Cass County residents fully vaccinated is 34,173 (32.3%) with 37,697 (35.6%) having received at least their first dose. Overall, 704 doses were administered in Cass County in the last seven days.
According to the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Data Hub which uses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, Cass County has 40.7 percent initiated and 36.1 percent completed. That compares to the other metro area counties: Johnson (KS) 61.5/52.5, Leavenworth (KS) 48.7/42.7, Platte (MO) 45.6/40.5, Jackson (MO) 45.4/38.8, Clay (MO) 42.5/38.1, Miami (KS) 38,8/35.5, Ray (MO) 31.2/28.2.
The Health Department will continue to offer vaccinations by appointment from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at their clinic, 300 S. Main Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701. For an appointment, residents can call 816-380-8425.
Cass County will be announcing details for two public vaccination events soon.
July 21 – Cass County Public Library – Northern Resource Center (Belton), 3-5pm
July 30 – Cass County Public Library – Harrisonville Branch, 10am-12pm
More information can be found on the Health Department website (www.casscounty.com/2462/COVID-19-Vaccine) and on their Facebook Page @CassHealthDepartment.