A vaccine clinic in Springfield. (Photo: Health Department)

For the first time since July 4, 2020, the seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases in Greene County has dropped below 10 per day.

That’s not all. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reports the seven-day rolling average for April 12 was 9 cases and April 13 was 8.9, indicating the spread of COVID-19 in the community remains consistently low. In comparison, the seven-day rolling average for COVID-19 cases three months ago on Jan. 13 was 476 cases per day.

“The community has really come together to fight against COVID-19 these last two years,” said Katie Towns, health director of Springfield-Greene County Health. “We will continue our work to educate the community on prevention and reach more people with vaccination and booster doses.”

Springfield-Greene County Health says the community should remain vigilant and continue to follow recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based on community impact level and stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations. More information and vaccination opportunities can be found at vaccine417.com or at 417-874-1211.