Emilee Kuschel, KOLR
SPRINGFIELD, Mo- As of Friday, June 25th, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has seen a 26% increase in new COVID-19 cases over the past week, with over 750 new cases reported.
Springfield hospitals are currently treating 168 COVID patients as of June 25th. Many new patients are younger and without underlying health conditions.
As KOLR-10 reports, local healthcare officials urge everyone over the age of 11 to vaccinate as soon as possible as the average age of new infections is 38.5 years old.