Graphic courtesy of Springfield-Greene County Health Department

Local Health Officials Report Increase in COVID-19 Cases

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reporting its biggest one-day jump in new cases of COVID-19 since February.

Health leaders say another 142 people have tested positive for the virus.

That’s compared to the seven-day rolling average of just 42 cases.

Cox South and Mercy Hospitals are reporting a combined 76 hospitalizations from COVID-19.

Earlier this spring, that number was down near 20.

The health department has a news conference planned for Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. to discuss the growing number of cases and to encourage everyone 12 and older to get vaccinated as variants continue to spread.

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