Total New Cases     48

Weekly update on Covid Cases

At the end of the month a total for the month will be issued.

September 2021- Week 3

9/12/2021 – 9/18/2021 10:00pm

Total New Cases     48

Cooper County COVID-19 Cases by School Geographical Boundaries

Case count includes all individuals living within the geographical boundaries of a school district. These cases may or may not be school age children or employees.

Blackwater School District 4 cases

Boonville School District 37 cases

Bunceton School District 4 cases

Pilot Grove School District 0 cases

Prairie Home School District 0 cases

Otterville School District 3 cases

Out of County School District 0 case

Number of Children’s Cases by Month year to date Ages <=20

January 2021 January 2021 Child positive cases 38

February 2021 Child positive cases 04

March 2021 Child positive cases 03

April 2021 Child positive cases 01

May 2021 Child positive cases 02

June 2021 Child positive cases 01 ~ Children were 3% of total positive cases for June

July 2021 Child positive cases 23 ~ Children were 13% of the total positive cases for July

August 2021 Child positive cases 68 ~ Children were 22% of the total positive covid cases for August

September YTD 9/1 to 9/18 child positive cases 37

Don’t give up. Keep wearing masks, keep your distance and vaccinate please!

Total cases for the month of September 1- 18, 2021 is 172 new cases (non-correctional). For the month of August 2021, we had a total of 312 new cases.  Our county is in the REMAINS in the red high spread risk zone for positive covid cases.

The Cooper County Public Health Center STRONGLY recommends all schools, daycares, businesses, places of public gatherings return to requiring masks for the next six weeks. District, public and private schools will be starting soon. We need parents to support mask use for their children and all the school employees. If we all work together and wear masks, we can reduce the number of cases and allow the children a safer group environment to learn, participate in athletics and socialize in.

If masks are not required in each school building, then school related covid exposures will have to quarantine at home for ten days instead of being able to attend school with masks during their ten-day quarantine period.

Our covid case rates are increasing and if we all unite to help reduce our case spread over the next six weeks then we can evaluate and hopefully reduce mask usage as optional. Increasing our covid immunizations for all ages 12 and up over this same time period will work in tandem with the masks.

Let’s work together for our children and our communities!


Melanie Hutton RN, MSN Administrator


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