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Posted on: December 30, 2020

December 30, 2020 -- Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Dec. 23-29

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 15 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 29. 

Community members lost include: 

  • A man in his 30s who had no underlying health conditions 
  • Two women in their 60s 
  • Two women in their 70s 
  • Three men in their 70s 
  • Five women in their 80s 
  • Two men in their 80s 

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

“The death of our youngest community member to date is a sad reminder that COVID-19 can result in adverse health complications. Regardless of our age or how healthy we may be, we all must do our part to keep each other safe and healthy. The lives of individuals in our community depend on us finishing strong by continuing to wear a mask, watch our distance and wash our hands,” said Director of Health Clay Goddard 

Sadly, 101 deaths have now been reported by the health department in December, which is our community’s deadliest month for COVID-19. 

A total of 297 Greene County residents have died from the virus. 

Profiles of those we’ve lost 

Seven of the individuals who died from COVID-19 were associated with long-term care.  Long-term care association of four individuals is unknown. Fourteen individuals had underlying health conditions. 

Average age of those who have died  

During the December 23-29 reporting period, the average age of those who died from COVID-19 in Greene County decreased to 70.7 years from 77.2 years the week prior.  

Total number of COVID-19 deaths in Greene County by age group:  

30s: 1 death 

40s: 5 deaths      

50s: 13 deaths      

60s: 39 deaths      

70s: 84 deaths      

80s: 92 deaths      

90s: 59 deaths      

100s: 4 deaths      

COVID-19 in our community 

A total of 20,912 cases have been reported in Greene County. 

5,465 cases of COVID-19 have been reported so far in December. 

897 cases of COVID-19 were reported to the health department in the last week. The seven-day average for new cases is 128.3. 

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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