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Springfield-Greene County Health Department Reports 19th COVID-19 Death In August

Michele Skalicky

There have been 19 deaths from COVID-19 in Greene County in August, and most were residents of long-term care facilities.

The latest death was a man in his 80s with underlying medical conditions who lived in a nursing home.  This was the 13th death of a long-term care facility resident this month.  Greene County has a total of 30 deaths from COVID-19.

As of Friday morning, August 28, at 10, there were 2972 total cases of COVID-19 in the county, and 1398 of them were active.  There has been a 35 percent increase in active cases in the last week, and a 16 percent increase in reported cases.

Ninety people were hospitalized in Greene County with COVID-19, and 13 of them were in the ICU.

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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.