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Man In His 70s Is 116th Death From COVID-19 In Greene County

Springfield-Greene County Health Department Sign
City of Springfield
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department Sign
Springfield-Greene County Health Department Sign
Credit City of Springfield
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department Sign

A man who was in his 70s is the 39th death of a Greene County resident from COVID-19 in October.  He was not a nursing home resident.  So far, 116 of the county’s residents have died of the illness.

And the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is urging people to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks, social distancing, washing your hands often and staying home if you’re sick.

As of Wednesday morning, there were 3,016 active cases of COVID-19 in Greene County.  There were 149 hospitalized in Springfield with the illness, and 31 were in the ICU.  Only 54 of those hospitalized were from Greene County.

Springfield has a mask ordinance in place, but most surrounding towns do not. 

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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.