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COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Are On The Rise In Greene County

Springfield-Greene County Health Department

Update: The latest deaths were a man in his 50s and a man in his 70s not associated with long-term care and a man in his 70s associated with long-term care. Original story: The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Greene County continues to increase.  There have been three more deaths since Thursday, according to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s Dashboard Friday morning.  No details have been released yet.

As of 10 o’clock Friday morning, there had been 163 new cases since since Thursday morning.  The total number of cases was 6,365, and 2,423 of those were active.  There were 136 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Springfield, and 30 of them were in the ICU.  Reported cases in Greene County have increased 14 percent in the last week .