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Death Count From COVID-19 In Greene County Rises To 176

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Three more Greene County residents have died of COVID-19.  They were a man in his 50s and two men in their 80s.  So far this month, 22 county residents have died of the illness, and there’s been a total of 176 since the pandemic began.

As of Thursday morning, there was a total of 11,975 reported COVID-19 cases in Greene County, and 4,325 of them were active.  There were 180 COVID patients in Springfield hospitals, and 43 were in the ICU.  Sixty-four were from Greene County.

There had been a 26 percent increase in reported cases in the past seven days.

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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.