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Health departments across the area are beginning to secure more vaccines for long-term building residents; staff health care workers; as well as emergency health care technicians-- all fall in Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccine plan for Missouri.

Earlier this week, the Cape Girardeau County Health Center announced that the area is in Phase 1A, and 1B Tier 1 and 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine plan for Missouri. Phase 1B, Tier 1, is reserved for first responders, such as police officers and firefighters. Tier 2, includes individuals with high-risk health conditions.

Following a significant increase in coronavirus cases throughout the Southeast Missouri region, the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center held a press conference this morning. 

Case counts have been increasing exponentially over the past month and especially over the past two weeks; Cape County is currently at 4,210 cases. 76% of those have recovered, with 60 deaths, and 940 active cases. 154 new cases were reported on Wednesday, and 127 new cases reported Thursday. 

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