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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.