Springfield-Greene County Health is announcing that for the first time since July 4, 2020, the 7-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases in Greene County has dropped below 10 per day. The 7-day rolling average for April 12 was 9 cases and April 13 was 8.9, indicating that the spread of COVID-19 in the community remains consistently low.
The community should remain vigilant in its efforts to keep cases low by continuing to follow recommended guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) based on community impact level and stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations.
“The community has really come together to fight against COVID-19 these last two years,” said Katie Towns, Health Director of Springfield-Greene County Health. “We will continue our work to educate the community on prevention and reach more people with vaccination and booster doses.”
In comparison, the 7-day rolling average for COVID-19 cases three months ago on Jan. 13 was 476 cases per day.
Vaccination continues to be the best way for people to protect themselves and their families against possible surges of COVID-19, so we urge everyone to get vaccinated and get their booster dose as soon as they are eligible. More information and vaccination opportunities can be found at vaccine417.com or at 417-874-1211.
Media may contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at [email protected].
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