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More Deaths From COVID-19 In Southwest Missouri

Springfield-Greene County Health Department

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced that three more people have died of COVID-19 in Greene County.  They were two women in their 80s and a man in his 90s.  All had underlying medical conditions and were living in long-term care facilities.

There have been 17 deaths from COVID-19 in August alone.  Eleven of those were in long-term care facilities.  A total of 28 Greene County residents have died of the illness.

Health department director, Clay Goddard, urges everyone to do what they can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks and staying home if you’re sick.  According to Goddard, the illness doesn’t get into long-term care facilities on its own—it’s being brought in by workers and visitors. 

As of Wednesday afternoon, Greene County had 1,306 active COVID-19 cases with a total of 2,722 cases.  

View COVID-19 information from Greene County here.  

Taney County announced Wednesday that two residents there died of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths from the illness to 16 since the pandemic began.

View COVID-19 information from Taney County here.  

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.