Greene County has entered a new one-day record after 95 new cases of COVID-19 were processed by Springfield-Greene County Health Department Tuesday, according to officials.
The cases are under investigation, according to a news release from the city of Springfield.
“As we analyze trends, we will update the community with the latest information we have in combating COVID-19,” the release says.
As of Wednesday, Greene County has had 1,703 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents. There are currently 739 active cases. Sixteen people have died from COVID-19. The total confirmed cases increased by 90, as five previous cases were found to be residents of other jurisdictions and are therefore now counted in their totals.
“We all play a critical role in slowing the spread of COVID-19,” the release says. “Wear a face mask when in a public setting, practice physical distancing of at least six feet, practice proper hand hygiene and avoid large crowds as much as possible. If someone is sick or thinks they may be sick, they need to stay home.”
COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It spreads between people who are in close contact with one another. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If symptoms do develop, seek medical attention. You can use virtual care options to seek medical treatment without exposing others to illness.
For more information about COVID-19, visit the health department’s website at health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus.
This article originally appeared on Springfield News-Leader: Greene County sets one-day record after health dept. receives 95 new cases of COVID-19