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Posted on: January 27, 2021

January 27, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Jan. 20-26

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 17 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, January 20 and Tuesday, January 26.

Community members lost include: 

  • A man in his 50s
  • A woman in her 50s
  • A man in his 60s
  • A woman in her 60s
  • Three men in their 70s
  • Two women in their 70s
  • Two men in their 80s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • Two men in their 90s
  • Three women in their 90s

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.

Profiles of those we’ve lost 

All 17 deaths reported in the last week occurred in January. 

Four individuals were associated with long-term care.  

All 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: 22 deaths      

60s: 47 deaths      

70s: 103 deaths      

80s: 119 deaths      

90s: 75 deaths      

100s: 6 deaths      

A total of 381 individuals have died from COVID-19. 

COVID-19 in our community 

A total of 25,729 cases have been reported in Greene County. 

4,061 cases of COVID-19 have been reported so far in January. 

765 cases of COVID-19 were reported to the health department in the last week. The seven-day average for new cases is 108.

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].                   

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