There was one new COVID-19 case reported in Atchison County from April 19-26, 2021:

1 female – age 0-19

The Atchison County Health Department was notified this past week of four old cases that were tested out-of-state. They are no longer considered active cases:

1 male – age 30-39

1 male – age 50-59

1 female and 1 male – ages 80-89

As of April 26, 2021, there have been 456 total cases in Atchison County with 13 deaths. One case is active. There are no current active COVID-19 hospitalizations in our local hospital. The current 7-day testing positivity rate is 1.47%.

COVID-19 TESTING

Atchison County Health Department is able to perform the COVID-19 rapid testing. Testing is by appointment only. Please call 660-736-4121.

COVID VACCINE UPDATES

As of April 26, 2021, Atchison County continues to be ranked first in the state with 32.3% of residents completing vaccinations and ranked fifth in the state with 37.4% of residents receiving at least one COVID vaccine dose. For details see: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/data/.

Moderna Vaccines Available

Atchison County Health Department has Moderna vaccine appointments avail-able on a WALK-IN basis on Thursday, April 29. You may also call 660-736-4121 to make an appointment.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations to resume

Missouri COVID-19 vaccinators will resume use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. This decision was made following the announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that it has studied and confirmed that the pause on its use can be lifted. It was concluded that the known and potential benefits of the J&J vaccine outweigh its known and potential risks. Missouri providers who previously received doses of J&J vaccine will be able to immediately begin administering the vaccine. Allocations of the J&J vaccine by the federal government will resume next week. Just over 105,000 doses of J&J had been administered in Missouri prior to the pause. The CDC announced the pause on April 13 after reports of a small number of people experiencing adverse reactions involving a rare and severe type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. This type of blood clot is found in the blood vessels that drain blood from the brain and is combined with low platelets. Platelets help blood clot and stop bleeding. The problems were found up to two weeks after vaccination. There have been no reported cases of these side effects in Missouri. Missouri joined most other states in pausing use of the J&J vaccine on the recommendation of the CDC. Federal health officials announced the temporary halt to allow the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices time to review additional data about reported side effects. Nearly 8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered in the U.S. Although the side effects of concern are extremely rare, the FDA and CDC recommend that people who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath within three weeks of receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should immediately contact their health care provider.

For more information regarding COVID-19 vaccines in Missouri, visit MOStopsCovid.com/find.

Atchison County Health Department has 40 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine available. If you are interested, please call 660-736-4121 to make an appointment.

COVID-19 IN ATCHISON COUNTY

4-26-21

FATALITIES 13

ACTIVE CASES 1

CASES REMOVED

     FROM ISOLATION 442

TOTAL CASES 456

MALE 205

FEMALE 251

UNDER 20 YEARS 58

21-29 YEARS 44

30-39 YEARS 51

40-49 YEARS 60

50-59 YEARS 72

60-69 YEARS 81

70-79 YEARS 60

80+ YEARS 30