Joplin health dept. reports 130th Covid 19 related death

The Joplin health department has reported another Covid 19 related death. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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The death, reported late Tuesday, brings the cities total to 130. The victim was a 69 year old male. Yesterday, the health department also reported the most new cases in the past two weeks, with 10. On the vaccination front, over one-quarter of all Missouri residents have received at least one dose of a Covid 19 vaccine. While 15.2% of residents have completed their vaccinations. Joplin continues to lead the state in vaccination rates with 31.6% of the population getting at least 1 dose of a vaccination. 25 percent of Greene county residents have been vaccinated with at least one dose. On Wednesday, Governor Parson announced that the state will host a Mega Vaccination Site in Springfield at the Hammons Student Center at Missouri State University next Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

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