Covid Update-During the week of May 26 – June 1, 2021

June 03, 2021

(Macon County, MO) – During the week of May 26 – June 1, 2021, there were 16 new cases of COVID-19. Currently, there are 15 active cases with 2 residents hospitalized. Of these 16 new cases none were vaccinated. Of the 30 new cases in the last 2-week period, only one was vaccinated and they experienced mild symptoms.

Macon County is seeing a small spike in cases in mainly unvaccinated residents, however we are continuing an upward trend. Even though CDC has changed masking guidelines we ask that residents continue to take precautions to protect their health as well as the health of family and friends. Fully vaccinated people no longer have to mask unless it’s required to do so to enter certain businesses. The best protection from COVID-19 will be getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and washing your hands often.

COVID-19 vaccines continue to be given throughout Macon County to help protect residents and slow the spread of COVID-19. According to the DHSS dashboard, 7,869 vaccine doses have been administered, 4,208 people have initiated their vaccine series and 3,809 people have completed their vaccine series. In Macon County, 27.8% of the population has initiated their vaccines and 25.2% of the population has completed their vaccine series.

The following reflects COVID-19 in Macon County as of the end of the day on June 1, 2021 –

15 active cases

2 hospitalized

16 deaths

1,644 total cases since March 2020