COVID-19 Case and Vaccine Data Released
Harrisonville, MO (December 13, 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 December 11, 2021.
There were 281 confirmed PCR tests cases in Cass County in the last week, up from 191 cases the week prior. In addition, there were 100 probable cases (antigen tests and other cases), up from 69 cases the week prior.
315 people were notified of possible exposure, up from 218 last week. 230 of those exposures related to school systems, up from 130 notifications the week prior. 85 people were notified of exposure outside school systems, down from 88 the previous week.
Overall, Cass County has reported 12,445 cases, about 11,747 cases per 100,000 residents.
The county has reported 136 deaths (129 per 100,000 residents), with one death reported in the last week.
The Cass County Health Department administered 473 vaccine doses last week, down from 507 doses the prior week. They have now administered 11,013 first doses and 10,586 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, 318 third doses and 2,864 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, 56.1 percent of Cass County residents have initiated vaccinations and 48 percent have completed vaccinations. 77.1 percent of residents 65 and older, and 53.9 percent of residents 18-64 have been fully vaccinated.
The Health Department will continue to offer vaccinations from 8:30 a.m. – noon and from 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday 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.