For the first time since July 4, 2020, the seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases in Springfield and Greene County has dropped below ten per day.
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department says the seven day rolling average for April 12th was nine cases and April 13th was 8.9, indicating the spread of COVID-19 in the community remains consistently low.
The department says the community should remain vigilant in its efforts to keep cases low by continuing to follow recommended guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based on community impact level and stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations.
“The community has really come together to fight against COVID-19 these last two years,” said Katie Towns, Health Director of Springfield-Greene County Health said in a news release. “We will continue our work to educate the community on prevention and reach more people with vaccination and booster doses.”
In comparison, the seven day rolling average for COVID-19 cases three months ago on January 13th was 476 cases per day.
Local health officials say vaccination continues to be the best way for people to protect themselves and their families against possible surges of the virus.
More information and vaccination opportunities can be found at vaccine417.com or at 417-874-1211.