Department of Health reports 17 Greene County residents died from COVID-19 in two weeks
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – 17 residents of Greene County died from COVID-19 from June 21 to July 4.
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department says the ages of those who died ranged from 40 to 90. Two of the deceased did not see a doctor.
“This should be of great concern to our community, especially as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to infect and hospitalize many people,” said Katie Towns, interim director of health. “It is our responsibility to protect ourselves and our loved ones from this deadly virus by getting ourselves vaccinated. Additionally, if someone we know has COVID-19, we need to watch them and watch for any signs of serious illness that may require hospitalization. “
The health ministry says the 31-40 age group has the biggest increase in new cases compared to the past two weeks.
According to the CDC, 55.4% of Americans 12 and older have been fully immunized. This compares to 39.19% in Greene County.
From June 21 to July 4, the Department of Health reports 1,782 new cases of COVID-19.
As of July 6, there were 181 people in hospital with the virus, 81 of those people are residents of Greene County.
More information can be found on the Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard.
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