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Pettis County vaccination clinics continue

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Pettis County added nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,056, according to the Pettis County Health Center. 

There are now eight active cases and 4,971 residents have been released to normal activity. One resident is now hospitalized seeking treatment for the virus.

According to the Pettis County COVID-19 Task Force briefing issued Monday, this is an increase of 25 cases in the past two weeks. 

The briefing states the positivity rate for March 15-21 was 2.38% and the cases per 100,000 is 23.62. The briefing included a correction for the cases per 100,000 for the week of March 8-14. The correct count is 75.58.  

Pettis County has now vaccinated 21.9% of the population with at least one dose. According to the state website, 9,276 Pettis County residents have received one dose and 6,210 have completed the two-dose series. 

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

In an effort to offer a vaccine clinic for those Missourians eligible in Phase 2, Bothwell will host a community vaccination clinic from 3 to 7 p.m. April 1 at the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Individuals who qualify under Phase 1A, 1B and 2 should register by calling 660-829-8822 or visiting brhc.org/vaccine. Appointments are scheduled from the preregistration forms received.

Vaccines will be available to all Missouri residents starting April 9. Bothwell has administered more than 13,500 vaccines since Dec. 18.

COVID-19 testing is available at the Bothwell Walk In Clinic for those with signs and symptoms of the virus. The Walk In Clinic is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and located on the first floor of the Healing Arts Center, 3700 W. 10th St. in Sedalia. People can also call their Bothwell provider’s office.

Bothwell now allows two visitors at a time per patient between 10 am to 6 pm for general hospital units. No visitors will be allowed for patients who are COVID-19 positive or awaiting test results. One visitor is allowed at a time per patient in the Emergency Department. The Women's Health and Newborn Care unit will limit visitors to two designated visitors per mother/baby unit. The Bothwell Cafeteria is open to visitors during select hours. 

Katy Trail Community Health is doing community COVID testing daily at its Sedalia site and providing COVID immunizations at all locations. For more information, call 877-733-5824 or visit  www.katytrailcommunityhealth.org. Katy Trail will also be administering vaccines at the Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by N.O.R.T.H. on April 3.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a seven-day total of 2,055 confirmed cases for an average of 294 per day. There were a total of six deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Missouri during the last seven days, representing an average of one death per day. There were a total of 244,592 vaccinations administered in Missouri in the last seven days, representing an average of 34,942 per day. 

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