The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reported a new death and warned the community to potential new exposures to COVID-19.
The man who died was in his 70s who was previously immunocompromised. He had no connection to the cases from a Springfield assisted living facility.
The Health Department also reported public exposures of the virus by infected residents:
- Friday, March 27: Hy-Vee on West Battlefield around 3 p.m.
- Sunday, March 29: Dollar General on Highway 125 in Rogersville around 8 a.m.
- Sunday March 29: Kum N Go on Highway 125 around 9 a.m.
- Sunday March 29: Aldi on East Sunshine around 11 a.m.
- Monday, March 30: Verizon location on East Independence in Republic around 1 p.m.
Health Department Clay Goddard said the risk of infection to anyone in the locations at the time of visits by infected residents is low, but anyone there should be aware of any potential symptoms of COVID-19 infection such as cough, shortness of breath, or fever.
Goddard advises all residents to act in a manner as if they may have the virus, and to limit all public exposures.