MACON, MO -- The Macon County Health Department recently released an update as to the status of COVID-19 within the county. Macon County announced one new death related to the virus. Within their report, the health department included information on the increase of cases within the last week in which 21 new cases were reported. Of those 21 cases, only one was vaccinated. Per data from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Macon County is in the top 10 counties within the state with one of the highest reported COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents (66 per 100K). Macon County has re-entered the "Extreme Risk" category which it originally left after improvement of cases back in February and March. In Macon County roughly 26% of residents have completed their vaccinations where 28% of residents who have received at least one dose of the vaccine. In total, over 8,000 doses have been administered within the county.