The Moniteau County Health Department on Monday updated its coronavirus dashboard to include a number of new additions as the county's active case count continues to remain high.
The dashboard now reflects active cases of COVID-19 among Moniteau County residents by both age and vaccination status, including hospitalizations, as well as the current community transmission status based on the seven-day positivity rate and new cases per 100,000 members of the population.
Moniteau County's community transmission, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), remains in "red - high" status. In the past seven days, the county has had a 19.10 percent positivity rate and 353 new cases per 100,000 population members. Actual active cases sit at 110 as of press time Tuesday, part of a total of 2,486 cases in the county since March of 2020. Cases recorded in the month of August had already eclipsed the number of cases added during the surge of last December with a week to go before September.
The dashboard notes that there were 17 breakthrough cases among the 110 active cases Tuesday, all of which are occurring in individuals 40 and older. The majority of breakthrough cases are represented among individuals age 80-89.
One trend that has held during the past month, as cases remain high, has been a bump in vaccinations administered by the Health Center. The dashboard notes that more than 100 COVID vaccines have been administered in each of the past five weeks, and also notes that Moniteau County's percentage of fully-vaccinated members of the population has increased to a little more than 28 percent as of Tuesday.
The Health Center is offering opportunities for vaccination this week. COVID vaccines will be administered today and Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Patrons are asked to refrain from coming to the Health Center between 12-1 p.m., as there is not always a nurse present during that window to administer a vaccine. Anyone age 12 and older is eligible to receive a vaccine, and the Health Center has both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines available. Those interested can call 573-796-3412 to schedule, and walk-ins are also welcome.
The Health Center's dashboard can be accessed at moniteaucovid19.com.