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KSMU is dedicated to broadcasting critically important information as our community experiences the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, you'll find our ongoing coverage.

COVID-19 Claims Additional Lives In Greene County

Fourteen more Greene County residents have died of COVID-19.  They include a man and two women in their 70s, six men and two women in their 80s and two men and a woman in their 90s.  The Springfield-Greene County Health Department says the deaths were reported to us between January 27 and February 2.

As of Thursday morning, the health department was reporting a total of 395 deaths from COVID-19.  There were 4,898 active cases.  Ninety-nine people were hospitalized in Springfield with the illness, and 32 were in critical care.

The county had seen a 13 percent decrease in cases in the last week.

The health department announces COVID-19 deaths every Wednesday.

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.