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New One Day Record Set For COVID-19 Cases In Greene County

Michele Skalicky

There were 95 new cases of COVID-19 reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department Tuesday.  That's a new one-day record, according to the health department.  There were 82 new cases on Wednesday.

"The cases are under investigation, so the circumstances surrounding each case are currently unknown," health officials said in a statement.  They'll analyze trends and update the community "with the latest information we have in combating COVID-19."

Greene County had a total of 1703 confirmed cases as of Wednesday afternoon.  Of those, 739 are active.  Sixteen people have died of COVID-19 in the county.

The health department encourages people to wear a face mask in public, stay at least six feet from others, avoid large crowds, wash hands often and stay home when sick.

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.