Ripley County Has Confirmed 12 COVID-Related Deaths In 24 Days

Friday, October 8, 2021

Ripley County has recorded 12 deaths in the past 24 days of residents who suffered from COVID-19 among other underlying conditions.

Coroner Mike Jackson and health center director Tammy Cosgrove announced Thursday afternoon two newly confirmed deaths, bringing the number to five since Sept. 30.

During 2020, the county had 722 COVID-19 cases and 11 confirmed deaths. So far in 2021, 1,113 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported along with 29 deaths.

The public health center in Doniphan will be offering a COVID vaccine and flu clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The center has 10 Moderna COVID vaccines available. If you or someone you know would like to receive the vaccine call 996-2181 for an appointment time.

The flu vaccine is here with a limited amount available at the Ripley County Health Center. You do not have to preregister for the flu vaccine. The cost this year is $25 for the Quadrivalent and $50 for the Fluzone High Dose. If you have Medicaid or Medicare, the health center will invoice them.

“Our community is reminded that everyone has a reponsibility to help keep people around them safe. While our cases continue, please help by washing your hands, consider taking the vaccine and practice distancing in large crowds,” said Cosgrove.

“Wear a mask in areas where there are concerns. Please stay home if you experience any symptoms. Contact your healthcare provider as needed.”