Six new COVID deaths reported in November

    Crawford County’s new total for confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 stands at 63. That number, reported as of November 29 on the state health department’s website, shows an increase of six over last month, when the total was 57 on October 25. The state website also shows a new category, “Probable Deaths to Date,” and that number was 11 at the end of November.


    Confirmed deaths are only individuals who were positive by PCR or genomic sequencing and were determined to be a COVID-19 death. Probable deaths include individuals who were positive by Antigen testing and determined to be a COVID-19 death or were identified via vital records. Of the 11 in Crawford County at the end of November, five were Antigen probable deaths and six were vital records probable deaths.
    There were 155 new confirmed COVID cases for the month between October 25 and November 29 for a new grand total of 3,244. This showed an increase over the 103 new cases added between September 28 and October 25. In September, 257 new cases had been added (between August 25 and September 27).
    For the week ending on November 29, 22 new cases were reported, up slightly from the 19 reported for the week ending on October 25. As of September 27, there had been 45 new cases reported in the previous seven days. As of August 25, there were 59 new cases in the previous week.
    The total for probable antigen case numbers increased to 559 in November, up from 516 in October.
    The county’s seven-day positivity rate using the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) method had increased to 8.5 percent as of November 29, up from 5.5 percent as of October 25, but still below the 10 percent benchmark that is considered high.
    County residents have now had a total of 30,136 PCR tests conducted, compared to 28,562 last month, and 13,757 antigen tests, compared to 12,717.
    The percentage of Crawford County residents who’ve completed the vaccine regimen stands at 33.5 percent as of November 29, up just slightly from the 32.8 percent who had completed the vaccination process as of October 26. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses per person.
     Vaccine providers and events in Missouri can be found at MOStopsCovid.com.
     The Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) recommends the state-maintained website as the best source of data related to COVID-19 in our state. Although the website’s reported information is somewhat delayed, it provides in-depth information and has a team of experts ensuring the best and most accurate data possible is reported. The website can be found at https://showmestrong.mo.gov/public-health/ and numbers are found under the “View Public Health Data” tab.