Eight more Greene County residents have died from COVID-19, the health department announced Thursday afternoon. 

Three were in their 70s, three in their 80s and two in their 90s. 

While being over the age of 65 is considered an “underlying health condition,” one of the women in her 70s who died had no other health issues besides her age. 

The five people in their 80s and 90s were associated with long-term care, while the three in their 70s were not. 

With these latest deaths, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has now reported more COVID-19 fatalities in September than all previous months combined.

“We cannot lose sight of the people behind these numbers. Each death notice is someone’s mother, father, grandmother, grandfather or friend,” said Clay Goddard, the director of health. “People who had many healthy years ahead of them are dying and we must continue to do our part to protect each other.”

The department announced three more deaths Friday afternoon, including one man in his 50s. 

Forty COVID-19 deaths have been reported by the Health Department in September. A total of 70 Greene County residents have died from the virus.

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