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Posted on: January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021 -- SGCHD announces COVID-19 deaths for Jan. 6-12

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the deaths of 18 Greene County residents from COVID-19. These fatalities were reported to us between Wednesday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 12.

Community members lost include: 

  • A man in his 50s who had no underlying health conditions 
  • Three women in their 50s
  • A man in his 60s
  • Two women in their 60s (one had no underlying health conditions)
  • Five men in their 70s
  • Two women in their 70s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 90s
  • Two women in their 90s

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

“The fight against COVID-19 in our community is not over. Conquering this virus requires us to be mindful of our actions and carefully evaluate our decisions,” said Director of Health Clay Goddard. “We have the power to save lives simply by wearing a mask, washing our hands, avoiding group gatherings and staying home when we are sick.”

A total of 327 Greene County residents have died from COVID-19. Thirty deaths have been reported by the health department in January.

Profiles of those we’ve lost 

Seven of the eighteen individuals who died from COVID-19 were associated with long-term care.   

Sixteen had underlying health conditions. 

Average age of those who have died (calculated by age group)

During the January 6-12 reporting period, the average age of those who died from COVID-19 in Greene County increased to 66.8 years from 66.7 years the week prior.  

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

20s: 1 death

30s: 1 death 

40s: 6 deaths      

50s: 18 deaths      

60s: 43 deaths      

70s: 92 deaths      

80s: 100 deaths      

90s: 62 deaths      

100s: 4 deaths     

COVID-19 in our community 

A total of 24,101 cases have been reported in Greene County. 

2,440 cases of COVID-19 have been reported so far in January. 

1,732 cases of COVID-19 were reported to the health department in the last week. The seven-day average for new cases is 212.3.

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:  https://health.springfieldmo.gov/5376/Vaccine-Information 

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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