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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce the deaths of eight community members from COVID-19.
Our community lost:
All of these individuals had underlying conditions. They were not 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 247 Greene County residents have died from COVID-19. Fifty-one deaths have been announced by the Health Department in the first eight days of December. So far, December’s totals have exceeded the total death counts for September (47 deaths) and November (42 deaths). October has been our deadliest month with 77 COVID-19 deaths.
Due to an increasing number of COVID-19 deaths, this will be the last daily death notice issued by the Health Department. We will instead report weekly death totals every Wednesday, beginning December 16, for the previous seven days. Reporting weekly numbers will provide our community a more comprehensive and consistent view of trends with those lost to COVID-19. We will be updating our dashboard to include more data on deaths, as well.
Number of total Greene County deaths by age group:
40s: 5 deaths
50s: 11 deaths
60s: 33 deaths
70s: 73 deaths
80s: 77 deaths
90s: 46 deaths
100s: 2 deaths
Sadly, this disease is impacting our entire community – not just older adults or those who live in long-term care. 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:
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
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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