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19 More Greene County Residents Die Of COVID-19

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department says 19 more Greene County residents have lost their lives to COVID-19. They were a man in his 40s, a man in his 60s, a woman in her 60s, four women in their 70s, two men in their 70s, two women in their 80s, a man in his 80s, a man in his 90s and six women in their 90s. Seventeen were associated with long-term care.

Since the beginning of December, 43 Greene County residents have died of COVID-19, and there have been 239 deaths since the pandemic began.

As of Monday morning, Greene County had a reported 16,512 cases of COVID-19, and 4,470 were active.  There were 197 people in Springfield hospitals with the illness, and 52 were in critical care.  Eighty-eight were Greene County residents.  There had been a 16 percent increases in reported cases the last seven days.