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Taney County Health Department Says 2 More People Have Died From COVID-19

Springfield-Greene County Health Department

The Taney County Health Department says two more Taney County residents have died of COVID-19. One of the deaths is associated with a Taney County nursing home. 

The total COVID-19 death count for Taney County is 11 as of August 12.

One of these two recent deaths is associated with a Taney County nursing home.  The TCHD continues to work with local nursing home facilities and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, according to a news release.

The Taney County currently has 488 confirmed cases, 160 under investigation, 11 deaths, and 114 recovered.

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