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At Least 404 Greene County Residents Have Died Of COVID-19


The number of Greene County residents who have died of COVID-19 has now topped 400.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced five more deaths on Wednesday. They include a woman in her 60s, a man in his 80s, two women in their 80s and a man in his 90s.  The deaths were reported to the department between February 10 and 16.

As of Wednesday, 404 Greene County residents had died of COVID-19, according to the health department.

Case numbers continue to remain lower.  As of Wednesday, there had been a 43 percent decrease in the number of cases in the last week, according to the Greene County 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.