There were 120 confirmed (PCR tests) cases in Cass County in the last week, up from 95 cases the week prior. In addition, there were 53 probable cases (antigen tests and other cases), up from 52 cases the week prior. 37 individuals were notified of a potential COVID-19 contact, down from 70 such notifications the week prior.
Overall, Cass County has reported 8,071 cases, about 7,626 cases per 100,000 residents. Cass County’s cases per 100,000 residents remained lower than Jackson County, Kansas City, and all three metro counties in Kansas over the course of the pandemic.
The county has reported 92 deaths (87 per 100,000 residents), two in the past week. Cass County’s deaths per 100,000 residents remains the second lowest in the metropolitan area over the course of the pandemic.
The Cass County Health Department administered 113 vaccine doses last week, up from 64 doses the prior week. They have now administered 9,867 first doses and 9,472 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 Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Data Hub which uses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, 41.4 percent of Cass County residents have initiated vaccinations and 36.4 percent have completed vaccinations.
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. Clinics open to the public are also scheduled as follows:Wednesday, July 21 – Cass County Public Library – Northern Resource Center, 3pm-5pm (Belton)
Friday, July 23 – Judy’s Tanning Salon, 10am-12pm (Peculiar)
Friday, July 30 – Kids Kountry, 3pm-5pm (Peculiar)
Saturday, August 14 – Peculiar Lions Club, 10am-12pm (Peculiar)
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.