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Greene County Sees 22 Percent Jump In Reported COVID-19 Cases In Past 7 Days


Reported COVID-19 cases in Greene County are up 22 percent from a week ago.  As of Monday morning, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department's COVID-19 dashboardshowed a total of 23,705 cases, and 3,537 were active.  There had been 309 deaths as of last Wednesday.

There were 221 people in Springfield hospitals with COVID-19, and 52 were in critical care.  Eighty-nine were from Greene County.

The state of Missouri as a whole had seen an 18.2 percent increase in reported cases in the past seven days, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services' COVID-19 dashboard

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.