Health department issues new advisory | Local News

Alonzo Osche

COVID-19 numbers in Missouri are surging with the rise of the delta variant, and that includes Buchanan County.

The county had 239 new cases in the last week, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The other eight counties in Northwest Missouri’s Region H had a combined 135 cases.

Cases increased to a point that the St. Joseph Health Department and Northwest Missouri issued health advisories Tuesday.

In a Tuesday press release, the St. Joseph Health Department stated the COVID-19 vaccine has proven to significantly reduce the risk of serious illness, hospitalization and death.

“At this time,

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