COVID-19 Case and Vaccine Data Released
Harrisonville, MO (November 22, 2021) –
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 November 20, 2021.
There were 199 confirmed (PCR tests) cases in Cass County in the last week, up from the 93 cases the week prior. In addition, there were 69 probable cases (antigen tests and other cases), up from 44 cases the week prior.
169 people were notified of possible exposure, up from 143 last week. 117 of those exposures related to school systems, up from 93 the week prior. 52 people were notified of exposure outside school systems, up from 50 the previous week.
Overall, Cass County has reported 11,827 cases, about 11,176 cases per 100,000 residents.
The county has reported 125 deaths (118 per 100,000 residents), with no deaths reported in the last week.
The Cass County Health Department administered 614 vaccine doses last week, up from 537 doses the prior week. They have now administered 10,900 first doses and 10,408 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, 300 third doses and 2,042 booster shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines have now been administered to those who qualify. The department uses the Pfizer (age 5 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, 54.1 percent of Cass County residents have initiated vaccinations and 46.5 percent have completed vaccinations. 76.4 percent of residents 65 and older, and 51.95 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 2061 N Commercial St., Harrisonville, MO 64701. 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.