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Joplin Health Department Reports Two More COVID-19 Deaths

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Two more people have died in Joplin from COVID-19.  The virus was a significant condition contributing to the deaths, according to the Joplin Health Department.  The latest deaths were a 71-year-old man and a 73-year-old man.

There have been 28 deaths due to COVID-19 in Joplin.

The health department reminds people to take steps to prevent the spread of the illness, including wearing a face covering, social distancing, washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, covering coughs or sneezes, cleaning frequently touched objects and surfaces and staying home if you’re sick.

You can view coronavirus statistics at joplinmo.org/coronavirus.  It’s updated by noon Monday through Friday. 

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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.