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Posted on: February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Feb. 17-23

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 10 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 23.

Community members lost include: 

  • Two men in their 70s
  • Two women in their 70s
  • Two women in their 80s
  • Two men in their 90s
  • Two women in their 90s

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

A total of 414 Greene County residents have died from COVID-19.

Profiles of those we’ve lost 

Five of the ten deaths reported in the last week occurred in January. Five occurred in February. 

Eight 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: 48 deaths      

70s: 108 deaths      

80s: 132 deaths      

90s: 87 deaths      

100s: 6 deaths      

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                   

COVID-19 in our community 

A total of 27,489 cases have been reported in Greene County. 

1,334 cases of COVID-19 have been reported so far in February. 

312 cases of COVID-19 were reported to the Health Department in the last week. The seven-day average for new cases is 45.4.

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.

  • 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 

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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
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