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Number Of Deaths From COVID-19 In Greene County Nears 200


Greene County is nearing 200 deaths from COVID-19.  As of Friday, the latest day for which numbers are available, there were 196 deaths in the county.  Five were announced on Friday.  They were a man in his 50s, a man in his 70s, a woman in her 70s, a woman in her 80s and a man in his 90s.  Forty-two of the deaths have been in November.

There had been a total of 14,665 cases of COVID-19 in Greene County, and 3,259 were active.

There were 198 people hospitalized in Springfield hospitals with the illness, and 42 of them were in the ICU.
Numbers are down, according to the health department. 

There had been a negative nine percent change in reported cases in the past 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.