Covid Update-During the week of March 2 – March 8 2022

March 10, 2022

During the week of March 2- March 8, we tracked 4 new cases of COVID-19, compared to 11 last week, 17 the week before, and 38 the week before. There are zero new residents hospitalized this week. Of these 4 new cases, zero were vaccinated and all 4 were reinfections. Of the last 2,162 cases, 1,676 were not vaccinated.

Of the 4 new positive cases, 3 were in their 20’s; and 1 was in their 80’s. New cases were located in Atlanta (1 case), Callao (2 cases), and La Plata (1 case).

It’s encouraging to see cases continue to decline. Reported cases only include laboratory confirmed cases, it does not include home tests. It is still encouraged to continue to use mitigation measures to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 such as wear a well-fitting mask around others, staying home when sick, avoiding crowded indoor spaces and ventilate the air when possible. The best protection against severe illness and hospitalization due to COVID-19 is vaccination.

Macon County Health Department offers a weekly COVID-19 clinics for initial, second and booster doses for Pfizer (ages 12 and up) and Moderna (ages 18 and up). We offer J&J vaccinations by request throughout the week. Our nurses are knowledgeable and can answer any questions or concerns. Samaritan Hospital has pediatric vaccine for 5-11-year-old children. For an appointment, call 660-395-4711 or request an appointment online at

The following reflects COVID-19 in Macon County as of the end of the day on March 8, 2022 –

4 new cases

0 new hospitalizations

33 deaths plus 19 probable deaths listed by DHSS (antigen tested)

3,760 total cases since March 2020