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COVID-19

Posted on: April 28, 2021

Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for April 21-27

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of two Greene County residents from COVID-19. These losses were reported to us between Wednesday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 27.

Our community lost:

  • A man in his 60s
  • A man in his 90s

One individual had an underlying health condition that put them at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. One individual was associated with long-term care.

Both fatalities occurred in April.

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

A total of 429 Greene County residents have died from COVID-19. 

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: 49 deaths
70s: 118 deaths
80s: 136 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 

Prevention Measures

Even when you are vaccinated, it is vital to continue to remain vigilant and follow basic prevention measures to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Until more individuals are vaccinated, we cannot let our guard down.

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

COVID-19 in our community

A total of 28,886 cases have been reported in Greene County. 

508 cases of COVID-19 have been reported so far in April.

142 cases of COVID-19 were reported to the Health Department in the last week. The seven-day average for new cases is 20.29.

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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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