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Pettis County has 6% COVID positivity rate


Pettis County added 14 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,187, according to the Pettis County Health Center. This total does not include three individuals who tested positive more than 90 days ago and tested positive again.  

There are zero individuals hospitalized. 

According to the Pettis County COVID-19 Task Force briefing issued Monday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website is reporting Pettis County has a positivity rate of 6% for the past seven days with 487 tests, 302 PCR and 185 antigen, reported in the past seven days. DHSS reports a 20.3% decrease in PCR testing in the past seven days. The local numbers for the week of May 1-7 are a positivity rate of 4.5% with 47.24 cases/100,000 population. There were 444 tests done both PCR and antigen. For the week of May 8-14, the positivity rate was 2.58% with 28.34 cases/100,000 population. There were 466 tests done both PCR and antigen. 

The DHSS website revised the reported deaths in Pettis County to 77, the briefing said.  

Pettis County has now vaccinated approximately 29.3% of the population with at least one dose. According to the state website, 12,386 Pettis County residents have received one dose and 10,945 have completed the two-dose series, which means approximately 25.9% of the population is fully vaccinated. Pettis County is falling behind the state rate of 41% with at least one dose and 33.9% fully vaccinated. The state is reporting 51.4% of the population over 18 has at least 1 dose of vaccine and 43.2% is fully vaccinated. For Pettis County, 38.8% of the population 18+ has at least one dose and 34.3% are fully vaccinated.

The Pettis County Health Center will have regular walk in clinics on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. First doses will be available as well as second doses for those unable to make their second dose appointment. To register, call 660-827-1130, but appointments are not required.

OATS is providing transportation to vaccine clinics free of charge. To schedule transportation, call 1-800-276-6287.

Bothwell Regional Health Center will offer the following vaccine clinics this week. Bothwell will be administering Pfizer dose one and two Wednesday, May 26 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Bothwell Internal Medicine. Bothwell will administer Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday, May 26 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Bothwell.

People may walk in at any event. To reduce wait time, make an appointment by calling 660-829-8888 or schedule in Bothwell’s patient portal, MyBothwellHealth at www.brhc.org/portal or in the MHealth app. Visit www.brhc.org/vaccine for all clinic dates. 

COVID-19 testing is available at the Bothwell Walk In Clinic located on the first floor of the Healing Arts Center. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Katy Trail Community Health is testing daily at 816 Westwood Drive from 8 a.m. to noon. Katy Trail can do 15-minute rapid testing or for those who are traveling Katy Trail will do laboratory testing with results within 48 hours. There is no charge for either type of testing. 

Katy Trail is vaccinating all patients. It is hosting vacciations for the community on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no charge for the vaccine.  Call 877-733-5824 or visit www.katytrailcommunityhealth.org.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a seven-day total of 1,725 confirmed cases for an average of 246 per day. There were a total of eight deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Missouri during the last seven days, representing an average of one death per day. There were 125,836 vaccines administered in the last seven days in Missouri for an average of 17,977 per day.


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