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KSMU is dedicated to broadcasting critically important information as our community experiences the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, you'll find our ongoing coverage. But first, these local resources:Missourians ages 12 and older can now get a free COVID-19 vaccine. Click here or go to www.Vaccine417.com to see vaccine opportunities listed by location and date in Greene County.Vaccinators in the Ozarks region include some health care facilities and pharmacies. You can click on the following vaccinators for more information: Missouri Vaccine Navigator, CoxHealth, Jordan Valley Community Health Center, Mercy, Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains, Sam's Club, Walmart, and Missouri State University's Magers Health and Wellness Center.If you are sick in the Ozarks region and suspect you may have COVID-19, call your doctor or health care provider first. To get a Covid test, see a list of Greene County locations here or call your local county health department.For the latest information and advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), click here.Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services has set up a coronavirus hotline; residents and medical providers can call 877-435-8411. And if you'd like to share how the pandemic is affecting you, email us at ksmunews@missouristate.edu. See our ongoing local coverage below.

Signaling A Tapering Pandemic, Greene County's Weekly COVID-19 Report Shows No Deaths

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, which reports weekly death counts from COVID-19, had some encouraging data to share Wednesday:  last week’s death count from the disease was zero. That reporting period ran from April 14 to April 20.

This is only the second time in 39 weeks that Greene County has had no new COVID-19 deaths to report. The first time was in late March.

In a press release, the health department said while there were no new deaths, the virus is still present. 119 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Greene County in the last week, with 368 cases of COVID-19 reported so far in April.

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