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Greene County Records 44th Death From COVID-19 As MO Cases Top 100,000

Springfield-Greene County Health Department
Credit Springfield-Greene County Health Department

There’s been another death from COVID-19 in Greene County.  According to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, the latest death was a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions.

Fourteen COVID-19 deaths have been reported by the Health Department in September. A total of 44 Greene County residents has died from COVID-19.  As of Sunday, Greene County had a total of 4,833 cases, and 2,296 of those were active.  View the Greene County COVID-19 Dashboard here.

Meanwhile, Missouri’s number of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began topped 100,000 over the weekend.  As of Sunday afternoon, there were 102,747 cases and 1,705 deaths from COVID-19.  Christian, Webster and Wright Counties were on the top 10 list for highest seven-day percent increase in cases.  There’s been a 23 percent increase in cases in the last week in Christian County and a 21 percent increase in Webster County.  Wright County has seen a 28 percent increase in the last seven days.

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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.