As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in our community, higher education leaders are encouraging younger adults to get vaccinated before the start of the school year in August.
Over the last two weeks, health leaders say there was a 51% increase in new cases in the 18-22 age group compared to the previous two weeks and a 64% increase among those 23-30 years old.
On Monday, 321 new confirmed cases of the virus were reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, bringing out seven day average to 236 cases per day.
This represents a 22% increase in cases over the past seven days.
Health leaders also say seven people in Greene County died from COVID-19 during the July 5th through 18th reporting period.