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As COVID-19 Cases Increase In SW MO, Five Counties Are On MO DHSS Top Ten Lists

Springfield-Greene County Health Department

Five southwest Missouri counties are on Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services's top 10 lists because of COVID-19.
The MO DHSS website shows Taney County in the top 10 counties for the highest percent increase of cases in the past seven days.  The county has had a 34 percent increase in that time period. 
According to the Taney County Health Department, the county currently has 64 active cases for a total of 97 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Laclede County has had an even greater seven day increase in growth percentage with 41 percent, and Webster County has seen a 33 percent increase.  
McDonald and Jasper Counties remain on the list of the 10 counties with the most cases so far.  McDonald is number seven with 632 cases, and Jasper County has had 611 cases of COVID-19.
Click here for more information on COVID-19 from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.