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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mar. 31, 2020 - Health Department announces two COVID-19 deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the death of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. One loss, a man in his 90s, was a positive case from the Morningside of Springfield East assisted living facility.

The second was a man in his 80s who was immunocompromised. He was a contact of a person who was an international traveler. This makes six deaths from COVID-19 in Greene County. The staff at Morningside have been actively working with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. A total of eight residents have tested positive in Morningside. For more information about COVID-19, visit our website at health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus, email coronavirus@springfieldmo.gov, or call 417-874-1211.

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For media requests, contact Cora Scott by phone at 417-380-3352 or email at cscott@springfieldmo.gov

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