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KSMU is dedicated to broadcasting critically important information as our community experiences the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, you'll find our ongoing coverage.

6 More Greene County Residents Die Of COVID-19

Seventy-seven Greene County residents have died of COVID-19 this month. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced six more deaths Friday. The latest were a woman in her 50s, a man in his 60s, a man in his 70s, a woman in her 70s, a man in his 80s and a man in his 90s. There's been a total of 154 deaths in Greene County since the pandemic began. As of Friday morning, Greene County had recorded 9,970 cases of COVID-19. and 3,358 of those cases were active. There were 170 people in Springfield hospitals with the illness, and 31 if them were in the ICU. Fifty-nine were from Greene County. There had been a 15 percent increase in COVID-19 cases in the last seven days.

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.