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COVID-19 cases rising, open spots still available at vaccine clinic

According to the health department, new coronavirus cases in Buchanan County nearly tripled in one week.

Posted: May 3, 2021 12:42 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Health Department is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases.

According to the health department, new coronavirus cases in Buchanan County nearly tripled in one week. The health department reported 90 new cases last week compared to 33 cases reported the previous week.

Of the new confirmed cases last week, 20 to 29-year-olds saw the biggest spike in virus cases.

The health department has availability at its COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday. The health department will be administering the Moderna vaccine. Sign up for an appointment at https://signup.com/go/tNdgirq.

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Today we had another comfortable and mild day with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Clouds will start to increase across the area tonight into Friday morning. Rain chances will also start to increase tomorrow morning with the chance for scattered showers mainly through the morning and afternoon hours. The rain will be light on Friday with most areas seeing less than a quarter of an inch. Rain chances will continue this weekend as temperatures warm to around average in the low to mid 70s. Showers and a few thunderstorms will continue through the weekend however no severe weather is expected at this time. Rainfall could be moderate to heavy at times with most areas seeing around 2-3 inches of rain by Monday. Rain chances will continue into next week as temperatures remain around average.
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