May 31, 2022
Even though COVID cases are currently rising, Macon County continues to maintain low levels in relationship to our county population.
February 2 – March 1 144 cases
March 2 – March 29 41 cases
March 30 – April 26 7 cases
April 27 – May 24 26 cases
Since May 25 we have had 10 additional cases reported and one resident has been recently hospitalized. Testing remains important if not feeling well, as does keeping distance to prevent spreading illness until the symptoms pass. Additional free at-home, Rapid COVID-19 Tests are available through https://www.covid.gov/tests. Households can now order an additional eight free at-home tests. For people who have difficulty accessing the internet or need additional support placing an order can call: 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489) to get help in English or Spanish.
Residents who have passed where COVID-19 was listed as a contributing factor to death:
2020 22 deaths recorded
2021 26 deaths recorded
2022 to date 16 deaths recorded
For a more in-depth review of our county’s data, the CDC’s COVID data tracker can be accessed at https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home. Even though our county’s cases are low, COVID-19 continues to cause serious health problems in some residents. People continue to fight the health effects of COVID-19 in their homes. People continue to remain hospitalized due to COVID-19. People continue to have COVID-19 listed as a contributing factor in the death.
Vaccines play an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and lessoning COVID-related health conditions. Macon County Health Department offers COVID-19 vaccination clinics weekly for Pfizer and Moderna, and, pediatric Pfizer. Call for an appointment at 660-395-4711 or request an appointment online.