The Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced the deaths of three county residents due to complications from COVID-19.
The three are a man in his 40s and a woman in her 70s both connected to long-term care conditions and a man in his 90s. All three had underlying health conditions.
“This virus unfortunately continues to show us nobody is immune, especially those at increased risk. People with underlying health conditions who had many healthy years ahead of them are dying,” Director of Health Clay Goddard said in a statement. “We owe it to each other to faithfully practice watching our distance, wearing our masks, washing our hands and staying home when we are sick.”
The deaths bring September’s death toll to 19, matching August for the most COVID-19 related deaths in a single month. The county’s overall death toll is 49.