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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- Greene County has reached the highest number of currently admitted COVID-19 patients in Greene County hospitals.

As of Monday, July 19, there are a total of 282 patients. The previous record was 237 on December 1, 2020.

Mercy says there are 147 COVID-19 patients admitted, and Cox is reporting 135 COVID-19 patients. Cox says 114 of its patients are not Greene County residents but has 59 Greene County residents admitted.

According to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s recovery dashboard, there are 103 COVID patients in critical care as of Sunday.