Two more residents of an assisted-living center in Springfield have died from the coronavirus, bringing the number of deaths in the state to eight.

Springfield-Greene County Health Director Clay Goddard says the victims lived at Morningside of Springfield East.

The latest victims are a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 90s.

A woman in her 80s who also lived at the facility died Monday.

A fourth resident has been hospitalized.

Missouri’s total number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus has risen to 255, up from 183 on Monday.

Here’s more from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department on the latest deaths:

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is heartbroken to announce two additional deaths of Greene County residents from COVID-19.

The patients were among the four cases confirmed from the Morningside of Springfield East assisted living facility. One was a woman in her 70s, the other is a woman in her 90s.

The staff at Morningside have been actively working with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. All four patients who had tested positive have been hospitalized.

Archived video of briefings on COVID-19, including this announcement, is available here.

For more information about COVID-19, visit our website at health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus, email coronavirus@springfieldmo.gov, or call 417-874-1211.