Just eight new COVID cases reported last week

    Crawford County had just eight new confirmed COVID cases reported for last week (between May 23 and 29), following only 12 from the previous week.

    The county’s seven-day positivity rate using the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) method dropped from 5.8 to 4.2 percent, well below the 10 percent benchmark that is considered high.
    As of May 31, the state website reported a new total of 2,309 confirmed PCR cases to date in Crawford County. There were a total of 314 probable antigen cases reported.
    The total death count in Crawford County remained the same at 38 for the third straight week.
    County residents have now had a total of 20,212 PCR tests conducted and 7,127 antigen tests. There were 190 PCR tests conducted in the seven-day period ending on May 29, and 61 antigen tests.
    The percentage of Crawford County residents who’ve completed the vaccine regimen as of May 31 is at 19.3 percent compared to 18.9 percent a week ago. The percent of the population that has initiated the vaccine sequence has increased from 22.1 to 22.5 percent.  
    Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses per person.
    The Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) recommends the state-maintained dashboard as the best source of data related to COVID-19. Although the state website’s reported information is somewhat delayed, it provides in-depth information and has a team of experts ensuring the best and most accurate data possible is reported. The website can be found at https://showmestrong.mo.gov/public-health/ and numbers are found under the “View Public Health Data” tab.
    For general information and questions regarding COVID-19, please call 1-877-435-8411.