There were 30 new COVID-19 cases reported in Atchison County January 4 – 11, 2021. The breakdown of cases includes:

1 female, 1 male – ages 0-9

3 females, 2 males – ages 10-19

3 females – ages 20-29

1 female, 2 males – ages 30-39

2 females, 2 male – ages 40-49

2 females, 1 male – ages 50-59

1 female, 4 males – ages 60-69

1 female, 4 males – ages 70-79

As of January 11, 2021, there have been 397 total cases in Atchison County and 10 deaths. There are currently 18 active cases with three currently active COVID-19 hospitalizations in our local hospital. The seven-day testing positivity rate from December 31, 2020, through January 6, 2021, is 14.2%.

COVID VACCINE

Phase 1A populations remain the priority to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but guidance for other populations will be released in the coming weeks.

All doses except in rare circumstances should go toward individuals who fall under Phase 1A eligibility in the Missouri COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Julie Livengood, Atchison County Health Department, said, “We understand the intense desire to know when you, your loved ones, and those you serve will receive the vaccine.”

The Missouri Department of Health is gearing up for the next steps of the COVID vaccine program and will announce the priorities for the next vaccination phases. The State of Missouri will provide statewide notification of advancements further through the prioritization groups in advance of such authorizations being made.  Local jurisdictions and partners may not advance to further categories of prioritization before the state-wide notification provided by the State of Missouri.

If you are a forward-facing health care personnel who lives in Atchison County and still need to receive the COVID vaccine you need to complete a questionnaire.

Those individuals who fit into Tier 1B may complete the questionnaire as well.  This questionnaire will help the health department with ordering purposes and to contact individuals for appointments when they receive the vaccine. If you or your agency/company has already called the health department to get on the COVID vaccine list for Tier 1B, you will not need to complete the questionnaire.   

“Please keep in mind that we do not know when we will be vaccinating the next tiers or the general public at this time,” Livengood said.

The following is the link to the questionnaire: https://forms.gle/Cy5mTcCog cFaiGVU8

COVID-19 COMMUNITY BASED TESTING

Community testing events serve the residents of Missouri. DHSS is partnering with the  Missouri Community Health Centers and MAKO Medical Laboratories to offer free testing events. There is no eligibility other than to have a Missouri address. The test is a PCR test done by an anterior nares or mid-nasal swab to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

To register (which is recommended) visit: https://mako.exchange/splash/MO makotesting/#test-site-id. If you need assistance, call 919-351-MAKO (6256).

Testing sites nearby include:

Gentry County – January 14, 2021, 12:00-4:00 p.m. at Stanberry City Hall

Buchanan County – January 19, 2021, 12:00-4:00 p.m. at Southside Clinic, Northwest Health Services

Nodaway County – January 20, 2021, 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, Maryville, Missouri

Harrison County – January 26, 2021, 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the Bethany Community Gym

Buchanan County – January 28, 2021, 12:00-4:00 p.m. at Southside Clinic, Northwest Health Services

The most effective weapon against COVID-19 remains prevention. We must all do our part. Remember: hands, face, space . . . wash your hands, cover your face, and keep at least six feet of space.

COVID-19 IN ATCHISON COUNTY

1-11-21

FATALITIES 10

ACTIVE CASES 18

CASES REMOVED

     FROM ISOLATION 369

TOTAL CASES 397

MALE 172

FEMALE 225

UNDER 20 YEARS 47

21-29 YEARS 36

30-39 YEARS 42

40-49 YEARS 54

50-59 YEARS 60

60-69 YEARS 76

70-79 YEARS 54

80+ YEARS 28