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For 2nd Week In A Row, Springfield-Greene County Health Department Reports No COVID Deaths

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reporting no new COVID-19 fatalities for the May 12-18 reporting period.  It’s the first time there have been two back-to-back reporting periods with no COVID-19 deaths. And it’s only the fourth time in 43 weeks that the health department has reported no COVID-19 fatalities.

A total of 430 Greene County residents has died of the illness since March 23, 2020.

The health department said in a news release that it attributes decreases in reported fatalities and COVID-19 case numbers to more people getting vaccinated.

Anyone 12 and older may register and schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine at covidvaccine.mo/navigator or by calling (417) 874-1211.

You can view a list of vaccine opportunities in Greene County at Vaccine417.com.