New COVID-19 cases in Crawford County again totaled over 100 for the past week, with 121 new cases reported on the state’s COVID website between December 13 and 20. The increase followed two weeks of slightly lower numbers. Total cases reported as of December 20 were 1,532.
Crawford County News
Frontline healthcare workers in Sullivan have received their first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Employees with BJC’s Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital (MBSH) were among the first in the St. Louis region to be offered the vaccine.
In spite of options to reduce quarantine periods offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), the Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) will continue to recommend 14-day quarantines for close contacts to a COVID-19 case because the county is still in an extreme risk status.
Crawford County K9 Max and Deputy Jay Howard conducted another successful track last week, this time locating a man suspected of burglary on Landers Road.
According to court documents, the victim reported there had been a burglary that included property damage at her residence on Landers Road near Bourbon.
New COVID-19 cases for the week stayed below 100 for the second week in a row, but just barely. According to numbers posted on the state’s COVID website, Crawford County added another 99 cases to its total, bringing that number to 1,411 as of December 13.