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Posted on: February 10, 2021

February 10, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Feb. 3-9

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of four Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, February 3 and Tuesday, February 9.

Community members lost include: 

  • A man in his 30s
  • A man in his 50s
  • Two men in their 70s

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

“Although weekly case counts and hospitalization numbers have declined in recent weeks, COVID-19 remains evident in our community and families continue to grieve the loss of loved ones taken too soon by this virus,” said Director of Health Clay Goddard. “Our community must continue to remain vigilant and take proactive measures to help slow disease spread. We can save lives by wearing a mask, watching our distance, washing our hands and getting vaccinated when it’s our turn.”

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 four deaths reported in the last week occurred in January. 

None of the 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: 2 deaths 

40s: 7 deaths      

50s: 23 deaths      

60s: 47 deaths      

70s: 108 deaths      

80s: 127 deaths      

90s: 78 deaths      

100s: 6 deaths      

A total of 399 individuals have died from COVID-19. 

COVID-19 in our community

A total of 26,875 cases have been reported in Greene County.

725 cases of COVID-19 have been reported so far in February. 

525 cases of COVID-19 were reported to the Health Department in the last week. The seven-day average for new cases is 75.

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      
  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine when it's your turn
  • 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                     

The health department is committed to remembering each life lost from COVID-19 and supporting those left behind. The COVID-19 Living Memorial allows families to share stories and memories of loved ones. 

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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