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Dr. C.J. Davis is president and CEO of Burrell Behavioral Health (Photo: From the livestream of the press conference)

By the time the press conference began Thursday afternoon, Greene County had 35 COVID-19-related deaths so far in October. There were 47 deaths in September. 

“We are far too rapidly approaching exceeding that 47 number this month already,” said Clay Goddard, director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department. “The families of 112 people are mourning a loss of loved ones taken from them too soon. 

“A lot of us are mourning in other ways,” he continued. “What we thought 2020 might be has been pushed to the