County health departments report more positive COVID-19 cases

(KBSI) – Several county health departments are reporting more COVID-19 positive cases.

Madison County, MO

The Madison County Medical Providers are hosting a free COVID-19 and influenza testing clinic on Thursday, January 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or as long as testing supplies last. The clinic will be at the St. Michael’s Auditorium located at 400 West Main, Fredericktown. Do not call the church with any questions regarding this clinic. All questions may be directed to the health department at 573-783-2747 or 573-783-1131.
There will be no pre-registration, but the laboratory form will be available online for you to complete prior to testing. There will be forms available at the testing site or visit madisoncountymohealth.com.

Tap here for the link to the form.

When you arrive at the auditorium, you will be provided a number and you must stay in your car until your number is called. You will be required to wear a mask. Only request testing if you are symptomatic. This includes cold or sinus type symptoms, cough, headache, body aches, runny or congested nose, chest congestion, shortness of breath, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss or change in sense of taste and or smell, and anything that is unusual or different for you. Vaccinated volunteers are needed to help with the clinic. All volunteers will be provided personal protective equipment (PPE) and be given instructions. If you are available, please call Becky Hunt at 573-783-1131.

Mississippi County

The Mississippi County Health Department reports that because of the large numbers of COVID-19 cases are coming in to their office, the COVID-19 staff are having difficulty keeping up. We are trying to call everyone in a timely manner.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Isolate.
  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving and you are fever free for 24 hours with no fever reducing medications after day 5, you may return to normal activities.
  • Continue to wear a mask on day 6 through the full day of day 10.
  • If symptoms have not improved or have gotten worse, stay home through the full day of day 10.

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 (quarantine) if you:
Have been boosted or completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months or completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

Wear a mask around others for 10 days. Test on day 5, if possible. If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

If you completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted or completed the primary series of J&J over two months ago and are not boosted or are unvaccinated..

  • Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5 if possible.
  • If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

The Mississippi County Health Department is having a Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic this Wednesday, Jan 19. If you need your first or second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, you can schedule an appointment for this Wednesday at the Charleston location. They are also able to give the booster dose of Moderna or Pfizer.
Missourians who received the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can receive a booster shot at least six months after their initial series based on CDC guidance:

  • People aged 50 and older SHOULD get a booster
  • People aged 18 and older who live in a long-term care setting SHOULD receive a booster.
  • People aged 18 and older MAY receive a booster.

If interested, you can schedule using this link or you can call 573-683-2191.

New Madrid County

As of Friday, January 14, the New Madrid County Health Department reported 522 positive COVID-19 cases in New Madrid County in 2022.

Pemiscot County, MO

COVID-19 numbers in Pemiscot County from the Pemiscot County Health Center

  • Monday, Jan. 10 – 60 new report cases
  • Tuesday, Jan. 11 – 52 new reported cases
  • Wednesday, Jan. 12 – 57 new reported cases
  • Thursday, Jan. 13 – 56 new reported cases
  • Friday, Jan. 14 – 64 new reported cases

Perry County, IL

The Perry County, Ill. Health Department reported 80 additional COVID-19 positive cases on Jan. 13. The next scheduled COVID vaccination clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19 (walk-in) at the Perry County Health Department from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Currently, COVID-19 case numbers are at the highest the Perry County, Ill. Health Department has seen. IDPH has centralized contact tracing in order to address the high case volume that all health departments are seeing. The positivity rate for Perry County, along with additional data, can be found by tapping here. Total new cases from January 7-14 was 408 with 622 active cases and 87 deaths.

The next scheduled COVID vaccination clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19, 2022 (walk-in) at the Perry County Health Department from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vaccines available while supplies last: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Call 618-357-5371 for more information.

Scott County

Tuesday, January 18, 8-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m. during their regular Immunization Day, they are giving pediatric doses of COVID-19 for children ages 5-11 in their office. They also have Pfizer COVID-19 doses available for all people ages 12 and older for first, second or booster doses. Call 573-471-4044 to schedule an appointment.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department

To make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, you can visit this site below or call their office at (618) 993-8111. https://covidvaccination.dph.illinois.gov/

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