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5 More Greene Co. Residents Die Of COVID-19 As Hospitalizations Rise to 197

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Michele Skalicky
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Five more Greene County residents have lost their lives to COVID-19.  The latest deaths, announced Tuesday, were a man in his 40s, a man in his 50s, a woman in her 70s and two men in their 80s.

There have been seven deaths due to COVID-19 so far this month.  A total of 161 Greene County residents has died of the illness.

As of Tuesday morning, there was a total of 10,430 reported cases in the county, and 3,540 of them were active.  There were 197 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Springfield, and 37 of them were in the ICU.  Seventy-two of those hospitalized were from Greene County. 

There had been a 20 percent change in reported cases 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.