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Twenty-four COVID-19 deaths were reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department between Aug. 4-10. Of these, nine occurred in July, bringing the total number of deaths in that month to 67, and 15 occurred in the first nine days of August.
The Delta variant is continuing to cause severe illness and death in younger individuals. So far in August, the average age of those who have died is 59. The average age of those who died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic is 77.
Individuals lost include:
A total of 543 Greene County residents have died from COVID-19. 94% of Greene County residents who have died since January were not fully vaccinated. Although hospitalizations and fatalities among fully vaccinated individuals are rare, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that immunocompromised individuals may have a reduced response to the COVID-19 vaccination, leaving them more susceptible to illness.
The COVID-19 vaccines are our best defense against the virus and the Delta variant circulating in our community. The vaccines are safe, effective and help prevent severe illness, hospitalizations and deaths.
A list of vaccine opportunities can be found at vaccine417.com or by calling (417) 874-1211.
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].
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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