Health officials in Missouri blame low vaccination rates and the more contagious delta variant for a surge in new COVID-19 cases. While some states are enticing people to get vaccinatedMissouri Governor Mike Parson said he wants more people to get vaccinated. When asked about incentives, Parson said all options are on the table. In the Southeast Missouri Region data reported on the state’s Vaccination Dashboard revealed that only 26.9 percent people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. And while counties like Cape Girardeau, Scott and Mississippi have fully vaccinated over thirty percent of the population others, including Pemiscot, Reynolds and Ripley Counties have vaccination rates below 20 percent. On Wednesday, the state health department reported more than 800 new COVID-19 cases, which is one of the largest one-day totals since February.