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COVID-19 Has Claimed Lives Of 309 Greene County Residents. Cases Are On The Rise


The number of Greene County residents who have died of COVID-19 has topped 300.  The Springfield-Greene County Health Department Wednesday announced an additional 12 deaths to bring the total to 309.

As of Wednesday morning, there was a total of 22,623 reported COVID-19 cases, and 3,625 were active.  There had been a 48 percent increase in reported cases in the last week.

There were 226 hospitalized in Springfield with COVID-19, and 53 were in critical care.  Ninety-five were Greene County residents.

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.