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Cass County reports slight increase in COVID-19 cases

Data released in weekly health update
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Posted at 4:28 PM, Jun 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-28 17:28:54-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cass County has reported an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

Positive virus cases increased from 16 to 38 over the course of one week, according to the health department’s weekly case and vaccine date update.

Probable COVID-19 cases jumped from 37 to 44, as determined by antigen tests and “other cases,” according to the update, while two more people (25 compared to 23 the week prior) were notified that they had potentially been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.

RELATED: KCMO Health Department warns of possible Delta variant outbreak, targets vaccinating young people

Kansas City-area health leaders have recently said they are concerned about the presence of the Delta COVID-19 variant causing an increase in cases and hospitalizations.

The Delta variant, according to the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department is 66% more transmissible than previous variants.