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Covid-19 case numbers and hospitalizations continue to rise

The St. Joseph Health Department says 166 cases were reported over the weekend with Mosaic reporting 56 in the hospital. 53 in St. Joseph and 3 in Maryville.

Posted: Jul 20, 2021 10:00 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Locally, new Covid-19 case numbers and hospitalizations continue to rise.

The St. Joseph Health Department says 166 cases were reported over the weekend with Mosaic reporting 56 in the hospital. 53 in St. Joseph and 3 in Maryville.

Another woman has died from Covid.

She was in her 50s, making 189 deaths in Buchanan County since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, the vaccination rate stayed low, now at 21.8 percent.

Health department staff say based on what they've seen, it doesn't look like people understand the threat Covid and the new variant present.

If you want to know more about vaccines or need to know where to get a shot head over to the health department's website.

Vaccines are available at the department clinic, pharmacies, grocery stores or through your doctor's office.

CLICK HERE to visit the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Covid Vaccine Navigator.

CLICK HERE to visit Mosaic Life Care's Vaccine Info page. 

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Just a little bit more sunshine today across northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. The air quality is much better today with the haze starting to clear out of the area. Tonight will be cool and calm with lows in the mid 60s and light winds. There is a slight chance for isolated showers tonight and tomorrow afternoon, although most of the area should stay dry. Dry and sunny conditions continue into the weekend as temperatures start to warm up again. Highs look to stay in the 80s until midweek and then start to climb into the 90s as we head into the weekend.
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