News Flash

Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases

Posted on: May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021 -- Health Dept. announces COVID-19 deaths for Apr. 28-May 4

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of one Greene County resident from COVID-19. This loss was reported to us between Wednesday, April 28 and Tuesday, May 4.

Our community lost a woman in her 80s.

The individual had an underlying health condition that put her at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. She was not associated with long-term care. 

This fatality occurred in April. 

A total of 430 Greene County residents have died from COVID-19.

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

20s: 1 death

30s: 2 deaths

40s: 7 deaths

50s: 23 deaths

60s: 49 deaths

70s: 118 deaths

80s: 137 deaths

90s: 87 deaths

100s: 6 deaths

COVID-19 Living Memorial                   

The Health Department is committed to remembering each life lost from COVID-19 and supporting those left behind. The COVID-19 Living Memorial allows families to share stories and memories of loved ones. 

The memorial can be accessed at                 

Vaccine opportunities

Individuals 16+ can register and schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine through the Health Department by visiting

The public can view a complete list of vaccine opportunities through our community partners, including CoxHealth, Mercy and Jordan Valley Community Health Center at

Individuals who don’t have internet access or need assistance registering can contact the Health Department’s COVID-19 call center at (417) 874-1211.

We all play a part in prevention 

Along with getting vaccinated, it is vital that we all remain vigilant and follow basic prevention measures to protect ourselves and our loved ones:

  • Wear a mask      
  • Watch your distance       
  • Wash your hands      
  • Stay home if you are sick      

COVID-19 in our community 

A total of 29,099 cases have been reported in Greene County. 

73 cases of COVID-19 have been reported so far in May.

215 cases of COVID-19 were reported to the Health Department in the last week. The seven-day average for new cases is 30.7.


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]

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases