COVID-19 Update During the week of May 11 – May 18, 2021,

May 21, 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, 7,603 vaccine doses have been administered, 4,086 people have initiated their vaccine series and 3,648 people have completed their vaccine series. In Macon County, 27.0% of the population has initiated their vaccines and 24.1% of the population has completed their vaccine series.

During the week of May 11 – May 18, 2021, there were five new cases of COVID-19. Currently, there are four active cases and no residents are hospitalized.

The CDC has changed masking guidelines. Fully vaccinated people no longer have to mask unless it’s required to do so to enter certain businesses.

The best protection from COVID-19 will be 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 –

4 active cases

0 hospitalized

15 deaths

1,614 total cases since March 2020