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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:
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.
Eighteen individuals 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.
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
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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