Greene County up to 17 cases of COVID-19, one death

As of 10 a.m. March 23, there were 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Greene County, and one death.
The 10th case, originally reported on Saturday, is believed to be a contact of a suspected positive case, with test results pending on
that contact.
Two cases are a couple who had previous contact with a positive case.
One case is travel-related to an impacted area.
Four cases are patients from an assisted living center system, Morningside of Springfield East, one of
whom died.
It is the belief of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department that this represents community spread of COVID-19 within our community. Community spread represents cases that cannot be directly tied back to a previous case or travel.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is assisting the Springfield-Greene County Health Department with the epidemiological investigation of this residential care facility.
Citizens who make their home in residential care facilities, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, as well as those who receive their daily care in adult day care centers are particularly vulnerable to this virus.


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