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Health Department Announces 203 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 More Deaths In Greene County

Michele Skalicky

Four more Greene County residents have died because of COVID-19.  The Springfield-Greene County Health Department said Thursday the latest deaths are a man in his 90s and three women in their 80s.

Eighty-one Greene County residents have died of COVID-19, and 57 percent of those deaths occurred in September.

On the same day the health department announced the deaths, it also reported a one-day increase in cases that tied the previous one-day record.  There was a total of 203 confirmed cases from Wednesday to Thursday.

As of Thursday morning, there was a total of 7,155 reported COVID-19 cases, and 2,758 of those were active, according to the health department's COVID-19 Dashboard.  There were 134 people in the hospital in Springfield with the illness, and 25 of them were in the ICU. 

The average age of those testing positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks is skewing older, according to the health department, from 34.8 in the first two weeks of September to 47.4 in the last two weeks.

The average age of those who have died from COVID-19 has decreased, from 80.3 in the first two weeks of September to 77.7 in the last two weeks.

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.