by: Scott McCaulley
The Taney County Health Department has released updated numbers on COVID-19 Cases in the county.
A release from the department issued Tuesday lists the updated numbers as reported by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services at 5,111 confirmed cases which include 87 confirmed cases for the week of June 13.
The Health Department reports a fully vaccination rate of 24% with another 3.5% having received one dose of a two-shot vaccination.
The complete information from the Health Department including contact information for those interested in getting a shot is below:
The Taney County Health Department (TCHD) is updating the public on Taney County’s COVID
information as reported by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). TCHD is a
separate entity from DHSS. This information was updated on DHSS’s public website the morning of
June 22, 2021.
To date, Taney County’s numbers are:
5,111 Confirmed PCR Cases
710 Positive Antigen Tests
o Positive Antigen cases are considered “probable” cases as per CDC guidelines.
From June 13th to June 19th, Taney County’s numbers are:
87 Confirmed Cases (PCR)
48 Probable Cases (Antigen)
11.0% 7-day positivity rate
o DHSS reports the positivity rate for all PCR tests conducted in the county. Individuals
tested with COVID-19 symptoms and without are included.
10.1% increase in cases from June 13th to 19th over June 6th to 12th
41.4% increase in the number of tests conducted from June 13th to 19th over June 6th to 12th
Vaccine information to date:
24% of Taney County is fully vaccinated (13,571 residents)
3.5% of Taney County has received only one dose of a two-dose vaccine (1,964 residents)
Available options to slow the spread of COVID-19:
Wash your hands
Wear a mask when unable to physically distance from others if you are not fully vaccinated
Stay home if you are sick
If you would like to get a COVID-19 vaccine, contact TCHD at 417-334-4555, ext. 590.