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COVID-19 Continues To Claim Lives Of Greene County Residents

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

Five more residents of Greene County have died of COVID-19, according to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department on Thursday.  The deaths occurred after another five deaths were announced on Wednesday.

They were two men in their 70s, a woman in her 70s and two men in their 80s.

Seventeen Greene County residents have died of COVID-19 so far this month, and 171 have died since the pandemic began.

The Joplin Health Department announced the death of a 56-year-old man from COVID-19 on Wednesday. 

As of Wednesday morning in Greene County, there were a reported 10,741 cases of COVID-19, and 3,725 of them were active.  There were 180 people in Springfield hospitals with the illness, and 34 were in the ICU.  And there had been a 27 percent change in reported cases in the last seven days. 

View the Greene County Dashboard here.  

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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.