A White House Coronavirus Task Force report dated January 3 says doses of COVID-19 vaccine for nearly 219,000 Missourians have been distributed to the state. Gov. Mike Parson says more than 98,000 Missourians have been given their first round of the two-step vaccine.
The report says the state should create a vaccine-specific dashboard with regular updating of the number of individuals vaccinated to date. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Spokeswoman Lisa Cox says the state is developing a dashboard and hopes to launch it soon.
The report says Missouri has 308 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents, ranking the state with the 33rd highest case rate in the country. Missouri remains in the red zone with 87% of all counties in the state having moderate to high levels of community transmission – about 77% have high levels.
Health experts are concerned about a surge in cases after the holidays. The task force recommends that Missourians get tested if they were around people outside of their household over the holidays.
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