Springfield-Greene County Health Department reports 5 new COVID-19-related deaths

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) –

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced the deaths of five Greene County residents from COVID-19.

Health leaders report a woman in her 70s associated with long-term care, a man in his 80s associated with long-term care, a woman in her 90s associated with long-term care, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 60s all died. All suffered from underlying health conditions.

25 COVID-19 deaths have been reported by the Health Department in September. A total of 55 Greene County residents have died from the virus.

Who is at risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified some groups as at higher risk for severe health outcomes from COVID-19 as opposed to others.

Those populations include older adults and individuals with conditions that affect their heart, lungs, kidneys or immune system. This includes but is not limited to: cancer, chronic kidney disease,

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