Goddard: No New COVID-19 Cases Since Last Week

The Springfield-Greene County Health Director told the Springfield City Council during their Tuesday luncheon that no new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since last week.

Greene County currently has a total amount of 103 total COVID-19 cases with only 14 considered to be “active” cases.

“We’re hopeful this positive trend continues. but we need to be mindful and remind people that COVID-19 has not gone from our community, it has not gone from our state, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon,” Goddard told Council.

Goddard went on to say that he’s being repeatedly asked about “a return to normal.”

“We’re going to need to continue to pursue a new normal as we maintain our vigilance against this disease,” Goddard said. “We need to continue to physically distance when possible, stay home when we’re sick, and wash our hands and use hand sanitizer.”

Goddard provided an update on testing, in what he called “good news.” The health department has received 150 results from the 200 tests on asymptomatic essential workers which showed zero positives.

Hospital have tested many patients who have received elective surgery which will provide more data for the department.

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