Greene County child dies from COVID-19

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FILE – In this Aug. 31, 2021 file photo a R.N. holds the hand of a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare made the announcement Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. St. Luke’s Health System, Idaho’s largest hospital network, asked state health leaders to allow “crisis standards of care” on Wednesday because the increase in COVID-19 patients has exhausted the state’s medical resources. (AP Photo/Kyle Gree,File)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has disclosed Greene County’s first pediatric COVID-19 death.

The death occurred in August, making the total number of August COVID-19 deaths 61.

10 Missouri children ages 0-17 have died from COVID-19 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and over 587 children have died from the disease across the United States.

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