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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Cass County Health Department Weekly Update

Harrisonville, MO (July 26, 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 July 24, 2021.

There were 185 confirmed (PCR tests) cases in Cass County in the last week, up from 120 cases the week prior. In addition, there were 101 probable cases (antigen tests and other cases), up from 53 cases the week prior. 59 individuals were notified of a potential COVID-19 contact, up from 37 such notifications the week prior.

Overall, Cass County has reported 8,270 cases, about 7,757 cases per 100,000 residents.

The county has reported 92 deaths (87 per 100,000 residents), none 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 117 vaccine doses last week, up from 113 doses the prior week. They have now administered 9,951 first doses and 9,506 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, 42.4 percent of Cass County residents have initiated vaccinations and 36.9 percent have completed vaccinations. 70 percent of residents 65 and older, and 46.4 percent of residents 18 and older have been fully vaccinated.

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:

Thursday, July 29 – First Christian Church, Harrisonville, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, July 30- Kids Kountry, Peculiar, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 14 – Peculiar Lions Club, Peculiar, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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.