COVID-19 Update-During the week of May 5 – May 11, 2021,

May 12, 2021

(Macon County, MO) – COVID-19 vaccines continue to be given throughout Macon County to help protect residents and slow the spread of COVID-19. According to the DHSS dashboard, 7,401 vaccines doses have been administered, 4,014 people have initiated their vaccine series and 3,506 people have completed their vaccine series. In Macon County, 26.6% of the population has initiated their vaccines and 23.2% of the population has completed their vaccine series.

During the week of May 5 – May 11, 2021, there were eight new cases of COVID-19. Currently, there are six active cases and no residents are hospitalized.

Home testing is currently available for COVID-19. Those that test positive on a home kit should call and self-report the positive result to the Health Department. Positive numbers and active cases will reflect those who tested at home and self-reported.

The best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and washing your hands often.

The following reflects COVID-19 in Macon County as of the end of the day on May 11, 2021 –

6 active cases

0 hospitalized

15 deaths

1,609 total cases since March 2020

The weekly positive data spreadsheet has data since April 28, 2021. This spreadsheet was no sent out last week.