MO's death toll rises to 8, following two additional deaths in Springfield

The COVID-19 death toll in Missouri rises to 8 after two additional residents of a Springfield assisted living facility pass away. 

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reports the deaths involve two women, one in her 70s, the other in her 90s.  A third resident living at the Morningside of Springfield East died from the virus Monday. 

During a news conference, Tuesday, Springfield and Greene County officials announced residents were now under a “stay at home” order, effective Thursday morning. 

As with “stay at home” orders elsewhere, “essential businesses” can continue to operate.