Douglas County Health Department

Ava, Missouri

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
The best tool we have against COVID-19 is vaccination, but another tool to help fight serious COVID-19 illness is monoclonal antibodies. Monoclonal antibodies are proteins that can help your body fight off COVID-19 and reduce the risk of severe disease and hospitalization – if administered to high-risk patients soon after diagnosis. These antibodies mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful viruses like SARS-CoV-2, and they attack the virus and reduce its ability to spread through your body. If you test positive for COVID-19 and would like to receive a monoclonal antibody (mAb) infusion, please discuss a medical evaluation and/or referral with your healthcare provider.
Who is eligible?
1) Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. mAb infusion should be administered within 10 days of symptom onset or positive COVID-19 test, whichever came first.
2) Vulnerable individuals over the age of 12 who have had a significant exposure to COVID-19, but may not yet test positive themselves.
We’ve published a map at
Health.Mo.Gov of mAb sites across the state. At state-operated sites, there is no cost as all costs are paid by the state. You can view the map here:

The Douglas County Health Department has created a dashboard to display COVID-19 information for the county. Please read through the below information that define components in the dashboard.

A confirmed case is defined by CDC as detecting SARS-CoV-2 RNA in a clinical specimen. (PCR)

The CDC has three possible definitions for a probable case:
1. Meets clinical criteria and epi evidence (no + lab results)
2. Detection of specific antigen (antibody +) in a clinical
specimen and meets clinical criteria or epi evidence
3. Meets vital records criteria with no + lab test

Our definition of recovered is the resolution of fever, improvement of respiratory symptoms, and 14 days have passed since the onset of symptoms.

The Total number of cases include both probable and confirmed cases.

January 10 COVID-19 update.
Confirmed cases - 20
Probable Cases today-3

Active Cases-43
Breakthrough vaccine cases-93 total

A vaccine breakthrough infection is defined as the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA or antigen in a respiratory specimen collected from a person ≥14 days after they have completed all recommended doses of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-authorized COVID-19 vaccine.
The above graph is the number of cases by week since the first of May.


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Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.