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 September 4, 2021.
There were 293 confirmed (PCR tests) cases in Cass County in the last week, about the same as the 294 cases the week prior. In addition, there were 119 probable cases (antigen tests and other cases), down from 124 cases the week prior.
1,076 people were notified of possible exposure, with 928 of those exposures related to school systems. 148 people were notified of exposure outside school systems, up from 70 such notifications the week prior.
Overall, Cass County has reported 9,871 cases, about 9,309 cases per 100,000 residents.
The county has reported 109 deaths (103 per 100,000 residents), with 11 deaths reported in the last week.
The Cass County Health Department administered 237 vaccine doses last week, up from 219 doses the prior week. They have now administered 10,536 first doses and 10,047 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, 88 third doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines have now been administered to those who qualify. 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, 47.6 percent of Cass County residents have initiated vaccinations and 41.4 percent have completed vaccinations. 72.6 percent of residents 65 and older, and 45.4 percent of residents 18-64 have been fully vaccinated.
The Health Department will continue to offer vaccinations from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at their new clinic location at 1411 S. Commercial, Harrisonville, MO 64701 (formerly Forged by Fire Kitchen and Tap House). 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.