COVID-19 -Update- During the week of May 19 – May 25, 2021

May 27, 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, 7,751 vaccine doses have been administered, 4,157 people have initiated their vaccine series and 3,737 people have completed their vaccine series. In Macon County, 27.5% of the population has initiated their vaccines and 24.7% of the population has completed their vaccine series.

During the week of May 19 – May 25, 2021, there were 14 new cases of COVID-19. Currently, there are 13 active cases and now 2 residents are hospitalized. We were informed by DHSS that there was an additional death reported with COVID-19 listed as one of the causes.

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 –

13 active cases

2 hospitalized

16 deaths

1,628 total cases since March 2020