Health officials in Greene County say 18 people died from COVID-19 in the past week.

30 people have died this month.

The death toll now stands at 327 since the pandemic began.

Here’s more from the health department:

Health officials in Greene County say 18 people died from Greene County in the past week. 30 people have died this month. The death toll now stands at 327 since the pandemic began.

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