Click here for latest news on coronavirus in Missouri

Greene County Health Department announces 12 new deaths COVID-19 deaths, total COVID deaths surpasses 100

Coronavirus

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — During a Springfield city briefing, Springfield-Greene County Health Director, Clay Goddard, announced several COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020.

During the briefing, he said the Health Department is reporting 12 COVID-19 deaths for the day with all these individuals being associated with long-term care facilities.

According to a press release from the Health Department these are the 12 who died:

  • A man in his 70s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A man in his 80s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 80s
  • A woman in her 90s
  • A woman in her 90s
  • A woman in her 90s

This marks 24 deaths so far in Oct. 2020 and brings Greene County’s total COVID-19 deaths up to 101, according to Goddard.

“The families of 101 people are mourning the loss of a loved one who likely had many healthy years ahead of them. Behind each of these numbers is someone’s mother, father or grandparent,” stated Director of Health Clay Goddard. “As the number of deaths caused by this virus continues to climb, we must never lose sight of the solemn role we all play to protect each other from this deadly disease. Wear a mask, wash your hands, watch your distance and stay home if you are sick.”

You can watch the full briefing below:

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Local Sports

More Local Sports

World News

More World News
Viewer Panel Sign Up

Coronavirus 300x250

Trending Stories

Washington DC Bureau

Washington DC Bureau

Newsfeed Now

More Newsfeed Now

Big Game Station