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More Deaths From COVID-19 In Southwest Missouri

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department
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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.