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Pettis County Health Center lists 134 confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Pettis County listed 134 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,501, according to the Pettis County Health Center. 

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 positive rate of 16.3% for the past seven days as compared to 7% two weeks ago with PCR testing. There were 553 PCR tests and 498 antigen tests in the past seven days. 

“There are 15 individuals hospitalized at Bothwell including three on a ventilator. All inpatients will be tested upon admission,” the report stated. “The DHSS website revised the reported deaths in Pettis County to 77; however, the Health Center received reports of three deaths in the past week.”  

Pettis County has now vaccinated approximately 33.1% of the population with at least one dose.   According to the briefing, the state website lists 14,012 Pettis County residents have received one dose and 12,266 are considered fully vaccinated, which is approximately 29% of the population. Pettis County is falling behind the state rate of 46.1% with at least one dose and 40.2% fully vaccinated. The state is reporting 56.7% of the population over 18 has at least one dose of vaccine and 49.8% are fully vaccinated. For Pettis County, 43.9% of the population 18 and older has at least one dose and 38.4% are fully vaccinated. Last week 430 doses of vaccine were given to Pettis County residents last week. 

Vaccines are available at AFC Urgent Care, local pharmacies, at many community events as well as Katy Trail Community Health, Bothwell Regional Health Center and Pettis County Health Center. All vaccines are free.

Pettis County Health Center has regular walk-in clinics on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. First doses are 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.

Bothwell will be offering Pfizer from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 21 (Dose 1 and 2) at Bothwell Internal Medicine; from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 28 (Dose 1 and 2) at Bothwell Internal Medicine; and from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 29, (Dose 1 and 2) at Bothwell Truman Lake in Warsaw. Bothwell will be offering Johnson & Johnson from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4 at Bothwell Internal Medicine.

Visit www.brhc.org/vaccine for all clinic dates.

People may walk in at any event; however, appointments are encouraged by calling 660-829-8888 or scheduling in Bothwell’s patient portal, MyBothwellHealth at www.brhc.org/portal or in the MHealth app. 

Regardless of vaccination status, visitors to the hospital and clinics are required to wear masks at all times, even in patient rooms.

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 offering free COVID vaccines and free COVID testing at all sites on a walk-in basis. In Pettis County, you can be tested or vaccinated at 821 Westwood Drive. Go to www.katytrailcommunityhealth.org or call 877-733-5824. 

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a seven-day total of 8,707 confirmed cases for an average of 1,244 per day. There were a total of 18 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Missouri during the last seven days, representing an average of three deaths per day. There were a total of 64,846 vaccinations, representing an average of 9,264 per day. 

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Thank god we elected two of the dumbest people in town to the health board just to appease people even dumber than they are.

It’s going great.

Tuesday, July 20