SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The Springfield-Greene County Well being Division introduced the deaths of two Greene County residents from COVID-19.
Well being leaders say the sufferer was a person in his 80s and a girl in her 100s. The person suffered from an underlying well being situation. The one danger issue for the lady was her age. Since October, 66 in Greene County have died from the virus. The whole because the pandemic is 143.
Who’s in danger
Having an underlying well being situation shouldn’t be interpreted as a person being sick, feeble or infirm. The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has recognized two teams at larger danger for extreme well being outcomes from COVID-19: older adults and other people with underlying well being circumstances. Underlying well being circumstances can affect anybody at any age and embrace widespread diagnoses that many Greene County residents dwell with. As an illustration:
- 16% of Greene County residents are 65 or older,
- 33% are thought of overweight and
- 11% have bronchial asthma
Different well being circumstances recognized by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention as embrace, however aren’t restricted to:
- Most cancers
- Continual kidney illness
- Lung illness
- Weight problems
- Severe coronary heart circumstances
- Being pregnant
Lengthy-term care in Greene County
The people who died from COVID-19 have been related to long-term care.
Long-term care facilities are required to report a positive case amongst employees or residents to the Missouri Division of Well being and Senior Providers inside 24 hours so steerage will be supplied on complete testing, isolation and quarantine directions, private protecting gear and staffing. Guidance for long-term care facilities can be found here.
COVID-19 Residing Memorial
To recollect these misplaced from COVID-19 and to help these left behind, the Well being Division has created a COVID-19 Residing Memorial.
The memorial will be accessed at health.springfieldmo.gov/COVIDmemorial
The Residing Memorial might be often up to date with photographs and reminiscences of people misplaced to this pandemic. It features a hyperlink for households to share what they want the neighborhood to recollect about their beloved one.
Additionally included on the web page are hyperlinks to assets in our neighborhood for grieving households, together with Misplaced & Discovered Grief Heart and a neighborhood Fb remembrance web page created and managed by a neighborhood member who misplaced a guardian to COVID-19.
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