Cass County has released its weekly report documenting COVID-19 impact, and efforts to combat the pandemic, as well as other Health Department services.
There were 35 confirmed (PCR tests) cases in Cass County in the last week, up slightly from 32 cases the week prior. In addition, there were 29 probable cases (antigen tests and other cases), up from 20 cases the week prior. 129 individuals were notified of a potential COVID-19 contact, up from 84 such notifications the week prior.
Overall, Cass County has reported 7,620 cases, about 7,217 cases per 100,000 residents. The county has reported 88 deaths, none in the past two weeks.
“While case numbers are up slightly this week, Cass County continues to see a reduced number of cases from prior weeks,” said Health Department Director Andrew Warlen. “We urge our residents to practice social distancing, wear a mask when appropriate, be cautious, and of course, get vaccinated as soon as possible.”
The Cass County Health Department has administered 9,093 first doses and 8,193 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines through May 1st. The department uses the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. In addition to Health Department administered vaccines, other locations are offering vaccines to county residents as well. According to the state of Missouri’s dashboard, the total number of Cass County residents fully vaccinated is 27,271 (25.8%) with 31,971 (30.2%) having received at least their first dose.
In addition to their emphasis on COVID-19 response activities, the Health Department continued providing essential health services by processing requests for birth (37) and death (50) certificates, and food handler cards (17), and performing health inspections (17).