The latest Covid-19 statistics released by the Pulaski County Health Center offer a glimmer of hope for residents who are fearful about this latest surge of the pandemic. In the first seven days of the month, there were 167 new cases of Covid in the county, in contrast to 267 cases the week before. However, there were 9 Covid-related deaths in July and the first week in August, compared to only 2 Covid deaths in the first six months of the year. Pulaski County recorded 845 Covid cases in July. There were 24,848 individuals who received the first dose of the Covid vaccine as of August 7th. 20,406 individuals received their second dose of the vaccine by the same date. This means about 38.8 percent of Pulaski County citizens completed their vaccinations against Covid-19, according to August 7th statistics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has Pulaski County vaccination rates, as of August 11th, at 47.9 percent for first dose and 39.2 for second dose of the Covid vaccine. Meanwhile, the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services is reporting only 17.6 percent receiving the first Covid vaccination dose and 13.7 percent being fully vaccinated against the virus in Pulaski County. They are still declining adding Fort Leonard Wood vaccination totals to their Pulaski County numbers.