Greene County reports 4 deaths in long-term care facilities

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Four of five people who died of COVID-19 in recent days in Greene County were residents of long-term care facilities, health officials said Tuesday.

A woman in her 60s, a woman in her 70s, a woman in her 80s and two men in their 90s who all had underlying medical conditions died from the virus, the Springfield-Greene County health department said in a news release.

The department did not provide further details, including which of the five was not a resident of a long-term care facility.

The county has recorded 35 COVID-19 deaths, with a majority reported in August. A total of 3,248 cases have been confirmed in the county,

State health officials on Tuesday reported 1,058 newly confirmed cases, for a total of 85,755 since the pandemic began. Eight more deaths were confirmed, bringing the total to 1,538.