Dec 14, 2021 2:10 PM

Total Buchanan County COVID-19 cases top 17,000 since pandemic began

Posted Dec 14, 2021 2:10 PM

By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post

St. Joseph health officials report 213 new COVID-19 cases since last issuing a report on Thursday, with one additional coronavirus-related death.

The St. Joseph Health Department reports a man in his 70’s died from COVID-19.

The Buchanan County coronavirus positivity rate has fallen, down 1.52% to 13.03%.

The department reports 73 new cases on Friday and 140 cumulatively from Saturday through Monday. Those numbers push the total cases in Buchanan County since the pandemic began above 17,000; now at 17,138. Buchanan County has also recorded a total of 230 deaths.

Hospitalizations have jumped.

Mosaic Life Care reports it is treating a total of 79 COVID-19 patients as of Tuesday morning; 68 in St. Joseph, seven in Maryville, and four in Albany.

Mosaic will be providing COVID-19 vaccinations at the Community Vaccine Site (the former Gordman's) Monday between 8 a.m. and noon, both the initial COVID-19 vaccination or the booster for Pfizer and Moderna. You can sign up at mymlc.com/vaccine.

This article has been updated with Mosaic Tuesday morning numbers.