By TOMMY REZAC
St. Joseph Post
St. Joseph health officials report 52 new COVID-19 cases in Buchanan County since Thursday. They also report two more virus-related deaths during that time - two women in their 90s. That puts the Buchanan County virus death toll up to 217.
Due to technical errors, the positivity rate in Buchanan County was not updated this week, but last week, it was just over six percent.
Mosaic Life Care is treating 21 COVID-patients system-wide; 17 in St. Joseph, three in Maryville, and one in Albany. Nearly 35% of Buchanan County residents have completed vaccination.
Andrew County reported nine new COVID-19 cases Monday with 128 cases active there. Andrew County also reported an additional coronavirus death, bringing the county death toll to 27. More than 41% of Andrew County residents have completed vaccination.