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Posted on: December 4, 2020

December 4, 2020 -- Health Department announces COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of four community members from COVID-19.

Our community lost:              

  • A woman in her 60s 
  • A man in his 60s 
  • A man in his 60s 
  • A woman in her 90s 

All of these individuals had underlying conditions. Three were associated with long-term care.  

The Health Department extends our condolences to everyone impacted by these losses. We take each loss personally and our hearts are with you.    

A total of 220 Greene County residents have died from COVID-19. Twenty-four deaths have been announced by the Health Department in the first four days of December.  

Demographic profile of those we’ve lost 

Number of total Greene County deaths by age group: 

40s: 4 deaths  

50s: 11 deaths  

60s: 30 deaths  

70s: 61 deaths  

80s: 73 deaths  

90s: 39 deaths  

100s: 2 deaths  

Sadly, this disease is impacting our entire community – not just older adults or those who live in long-term care. Since the beginning of November, 62% of deaths occurred in individuals not associated with long term care and in the last month, the average age of those who have died has dropped. In October, the average age was 81. In November, it was 75, as we saw those in younger age groups—including in their 40s—pass away, demonstrating that we are all vulnerable. 

We all play a part in prevention 

It is vital that we all remain vigilant and follow basic prevention measures to protect ourselves and our loved ones, especially during the holiday season: 

  • Wear a mask  
  • Watch your distance   
  • Wash your hands  
  • Stay home if you are sick  
  • Limit interactions and social gatherings  
  • Minimize travel    

COVID-19 Living Memorial               

To remember those lost from COVID-19 and to support those left behind, the Health Department has created a COVID-19 Living Memorial.               

The memorial can be accessed at health.springfieldmo.gov/COVIDmemorial      

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Inquiries from the public can be made by contacting the Health Department’s call center at (417) 874-1211 or by email at [email protected].

Please note that the contact number for media inquiries has changed. Media may now contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at [email protected].

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