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Posted on: January 20, 2021

January 20, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Jan. 13-19

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 37 Greene County residents from COVID-19.These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 19. 

Community members lost include: 

  • A man in his 40s who had no underlying health conditions 
  • Two men in their 50s 
  • A man in his 60s 
  • A woman in her 60s 
  • Four men in their 70s 
  • Two women in their 70s 
  • Ten men in their 80s 
  • Six women in their 80s 
  • Five men in their 90s 
  • Three women in their 90s 
  • A man in his 100s 
  • A woman in her 100s 

We extend our condolences to everyone impacted by these losses. We take each loss personally and our hearts are with each of you. 

How COVID-19 fatalities are reported 

Not all deaths reported to the health department occur within the weekly reporting period. The health department receives COVID-19 fatality reports from hospitals, long-term care facilities or the Greene County Medical Examiner’s office. There is generally a delay from the date of death to the day they are reported, as circumstances are reviewed to ensure that COVID-19 is deemed to be a substantial contributor to the death. There are no set timeframes for how long those reviews last, as each circumstance is unique. 

A new chart on our dashboard will reflect when a person died of COVID-19 in our community. These news releases will continue to reflect the number of deaths that are reported to us on a weekly basis.  

Profiles of those we’ve lost 

24 of the 37 deaths reported in the last week occurred in December; 13 occurred in January.  

Eighteenindividuals were associated with long-term care.  

Thirty-six had underlying health conditions. 

Total number of COVID-19 deaths in Greene County by age group:  

20s: 1 death 

30s: 1 death 

40s: 7 deaths       

50s: 20 deaths       

60s: 45 deaths       

70s: 98 deaths       

80s: 116 deaths       

90s: 70 deaths       

100s: 6 deaths       

A total of 364 individuals have died from COVID-19.  

COVID-19 in our community

A total of 24,977 cases have been reported in Greene County. 

3,296 cases of COVID-19 have been reported so far in January.  

1,043 cases of COVID-19 were reported to the health department in the last week. The seven-day average for new cases is 125.71. 

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 as we enter the new year. 

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

For the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit: health.springfieldmo.gov/COVIDvaccine  

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].                             

Springfield-Greene County Health Department                     
“Helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.”                      
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