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Number Of COVID-19 Patients In Springfield Hospitals Reaches 205


Greene County has topped the 200 mark in the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in the latest surge of cases, according to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s dashboard.

As of Friday morning, there were 205 people with COVID-19 in Springfield hospitals.  Seventy-three were in critical care.

The last time numbers were that high was on January 11, when 206 people were hospitalized with the illness, and 45 were in critical care.

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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.