The Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced Saturday another death in the county from COVID-19.
SGCHD officials say the man was in his 70s and had underlying health conditions.
The man’s death is the sixth from COVID-19 in the month of August. The county has had a total of 17 deaths, 16 of them laboratory confirmed.
As of Friday afternoon, the department reported 1,868 cases of COVID-19, 815 of them active cases. SGCHD officials report a 27% increase in active and reported cases in the last seven days.