County Cape Girardeau County officials told the County Commission on Thursday about an increase in COVID 19 cases from 16 to 39 in a week’s time. Officials say the county is starting to see the virus being more prevalent among younger people, under the age of 22,” said Winkler, who has been the county’s EMA director since 2018. The county’s 14-day positivity rate, meaning the percentage of people who test positive for COVID-19 among who’ve been tested overall, has risen from 3.1% to 6.3 percent. The 14-day rolling count of new cases is slightly up, from 37 to 41. The death toll in Cape Girardeau County remains unchanged at 134. Officials say there are four active cases of COVID-19 among students with nine students in close contact quarantine protocol. In the Cape Girardeau School District, there is one active student case with 11 students in quarantine, officials say. The how Me Strong Recovery Plan dashboard revealed that just fewer than 4,039,000 Missourians have received at least one dose. In Cape Girardeau County, 22,548 people have received two shots as of Thursday, a 28.6% completion percentage — lower than the statewide rate of 29.7 percent. In Scott County, 10,501 have received two shots, a 27.4 percent completion. In Perry County, 4,269 have received two shots, 22.3 percent.