Photo Courtesy of Springfield-Greene County Health Department

Greene County Residents Testing Positive for COVID-19 in Record Numbers

Over 1,000 people in Greene-County tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, and studies are showing the Omicron variant is the primary culprit.

Kendra Findley, administrator of Community Health and Epidemiology with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, reported in a Twitter post that 1,034 people in Greene-County received a positive test result for COVID-19 yesterday alone, surpassing the previous record of 912.

Findley also reported that wastewater samples have shown that at least 99% of the COVID cases in Greene County are from the Omicron variant. Findley concluded her post by urging citizens that while the COVID-19 vaccine is not a cure to the virus, it can offer protection from the potential severity of COVID-19 symptoms.

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